Cape Silver Oak
Water White-Alder, Water Silver-Oak, Watervaalbos, Waterwitels (Afr.)
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A neat bushy, much-branched shrub or small tree growing up to 5m. Used as a hedge or background shrub, windbreak and are drought resistant, it also attracts insects and birds. Naturally occurring along streams in fynbos and moist mountain kloof and forests.
Generally not harvested
Sow seed in autumn, 1.5 times deeper than the size of the seed. Sow into individual containers or in situ.
Can withstand extended dry periods.
Can be used as a wind break or hedge.
Africa, Southern Africa
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Dense background shrub in garden, that also attracts insects and birds.
Generally problem free
Erica caffra, Buddleja sp.