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Dune Crow-Berry

Searsia crenata

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H3-H1c

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Leaves
Habit of this plant if not pruned

Dune Crow-Berry Overview

This small tree or shrub is characterized by glossy leaves and a rounded dome. Hardy and fast growing, it can be clipped into a hedge or topiary. It does particularly well in coastal gardens as it tolerates sandy dunes very well. It is water-wise and attracts birds and insects to your garden.

Common problems with Dune Crow-Berry

Aphids

How to harvest Dune Crow-Berry

Not usually harvested

How to propagate Dune Crow-Berry

Cuttings

Cuttings should be taken in beginning or end of summer. Take cuttings of around 8cm. Remove one third of the foliage at the base of the cutting. Dip into hormone rooting powder and insert into sandy soil.

Special features of Dune Crow-Berry

Attracts birds

Birds are attracted to the fruit.

Attracts useful insects

Butterflies breed on the tree - the larvae use the leaves as food.

Hedge plant

Can be clipped into a hedge or interesting shapes like spheres!

Drought resistant

Wind break