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Spiky Purple Gorse

Muraltia heisteria

Also known as

Kastybos, Persblommetjie

Full Sun
Moderate care
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Spiky Purple Gorse

Leaves
Flowering above Kirstenbosch
Flowers

Spiky Purple Gorse Overview

Muraltia heisteria is unknown to many people, yet it has so much potential as a garden plant, bringing colour, texture and charm to the garden. It is not cultivated in Kirstenbosch, but can be seen growing wild on the mountain slopes above the Garden. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Special features of Spiky Purple Gorse

Drought resistant

Pioneer

Other uses of Spiky Purple Gorse

Medicinal