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Puzzle Bush

Ehretia rigida



RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Puzzle Bush Overview

Ehretia rigida is a deciduous small tree or shrub, usually multi-stemmed, with an untidy rounded crown. It has tangled branches which arch downwards or droop. This rather haphazard look gives it its common names, puzzle bush and deurmekaarbos.

Special features of Puzzle Bush

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Wind break

Hedge plant

Other uses of Puzzle Bush