Natal Flame Bush

Alberta spp.

profile iconAlberta magna
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profile iconAlberta magna
by scott.zona (CC BY 2.0)
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Alberta is a genus with just 1 recognised species, A. magna which is also known as the Natal flame bush. This species originates from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and is classed as an evergreen shrub or small tree. It has rough, grey bark, brown-green branches and attractive, simple oval, glossy leaves. Flowers are vibrant red, around 2.5cm in length and tubular in appearance, produced at the tips of branches in late summer through to autumn. Small ribbed fruits with colourful red wings are formed after flowering.
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Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Special features

Origin

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Natural climate

Tropical, doesn't like dry heat

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Rubiaceae

Flower colour

Red
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