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Moroko-Pheleu

Myrsine africana

Also known as

Semapo, Sethakhisa, Thakisa (Southern Sotho)?, African boxweed, Cape myrtle

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.3m

Max

80cm

90cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Moroko-Pheleu Overview

This small shrub found in the wild from the Cape through tropical Africa to Asia, is a tough plant with attractive foliage and fruit, attracts birds and is suitable for most gardens.

How to propagate Moroko-Pheleu

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Special features of Moroko-Pheleu

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Wind break

Hedge plant

Other uses of Moroko-Pheleu

Grown for their foliage. Is suitable for rock and peat gardens.

Medicinal