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Honey Bell-Bush

Freylinia lanceolata

Also known as

Honeybells, Heuningklokkiesbos (Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Honey Bell-Bush Overview

A small tree or bush with yellow bell flowers that attracts many insects and birds in winter. It is multi-stemmed and has long drooping branches (like a willow) with narrow elongated leaves. Seeds are small and brown. Naturally occurring along river banks and grows fast in moist conditions. It can be grown in both summer and winter rainfall regions. An attractive garden plant that attracts birds and insects in winter. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape.

Common problems with Honey Bell-Bush

Grasshoppers and nibbling insects.

Honey Bell-Bush Companion Plants

Restio sp. Wachendorfia thyrsiflora, Arum lily

How to harvest Honey Bell-Bush

Harvest seeds after flower in spring to early summer.

How to propagate Honey Bell-Bush

Seed

Sow seed in Autumn one and a half times deeper than the size of the seed. Germination time is about 3 weeks.

Cuttings

Make cuttings in warmer summer months.

Special features of Honey Bell-Bush

Attracts birds

Birds visit frequently because of abundance of insects attracted to the fragrant flowers.

Attracts useful insects

Fragrant flowers attracts butterflies, bees and other nectar-loving insects.

Wet sites

Thrive in wetlands and marshy areas.

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Wind break

Hedge plant

Attracts bees

Other uses of Honey Bell-Bush

An attractive garden plant that attracts birds and insects in winter.

Yellow flowering shrubs

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