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A picture of a Northern Shellflower

Northern Shellflower

Bowkeria cymosa

Also known as

Escarpment Shellflower, Luchwimi

Full Sun
Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Bowkeria cymosa
Bowkeria cymosa in the Pretoria NBG.
Bowkeria cymosa, flowers.
Bowkeria cymosa

Northern Shellflower Overview

A bushy shrub or small tree for sun or semi-shade, with dark green foliage and sprays of unusual, shell-like, white flowers in summer; a good backdrop for the flower border. ZA Distribution: Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Special features of Northern Shellflower

Pot plant

Wind break

Hedge plant

Attracts bees