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
Sow seed in Autumn one and a half times deeper than the size of the seed. Germination time is about 3 weeks.
Make cuttings in warmer summer months.
Special features of Honey Bell-Bush
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.
Thrive in wetlands and marshy areas.
Other uses of Honey Bell-Bush
An attractive garden plant that attracts birds and insects in winter.