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A picture of a African Dog Rose

African Dog Rose

Xylotheca kraussiana

Also known as

Afrikaanse Hondsroos

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  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of African Dog Rose

Painting of  X. kraussiana by Aleida van der Merwe in Flowering Plants of Africa
Bisexual flower X. kraussiana. Image  Geoff Nichols
Bisexual flower with fruit forming © Geoff Nichols
Attractive flowering shrub

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. ZA Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo.

Special features of African Dog Rose

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Pot plant