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A picture of a Umphono-Phono (Isixhosa) Umphophonono

Umphono-Phono (Isixhosa) Umphophonono

Maytenus procumbens

Full Sun
Easy care


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Umphono-Phono (Isixhosa) Umphophonono

Maytenus procumbens (Cherise Viljoen)
Maytenus procumbens, flowers. (Cherise Viljoen)
Maytenus procumbens, fruits. (Ernst van Jaarsveld)
Maytenus procumbens, 30 year old specimen growing in Kirstenbosch NBG. (Alice Notten)

Umphono-Phono (Isixhosa) Umphophonono Overview

As the species name suggests, Maytenus procumbens is a tidy and procumbent coastal shrub or small tree. It is very pleasing to the eye especially with eye-catching very bright orange seeds during its fruiting season.

Special features of Umphono-Phono (Isixhosa) Umphophonono

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Wind break

Hedge plant

Attracts bees