A picture of a African Hemp

African Hemp

Sparmannia africana

Also known as

House Lime, African Linden

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6.5m

Max

4.5m

3.5m

Min

2.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

African Hemp Overview

This is a fast-growing shrub or small tree which will grow about 6m. It bears clusters of striking white flowers with prominent purple and gold stamens. The leaves are large oval to heart-shaped with a pointed tip. The stems are upright and woody with many spreading branches.

Common problems with African Hemp

How to propagate African Hemp

Cuttings

You can propagate from cuttings in late spring.

Other uses of African Hemp

Grown for their flowers and foliage.