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African Dog Rose

Xylotheca kraussiana

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African Dog Rose Overview

The African dog rose, Xylotheca kraussiana, is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree that forms a good focal point in a garden with its beautiful flowers and woody fruits. Its natural distribution is confined to the eastern part of southern Africa.

Special features of African Dog Rose

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Pot plant