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Nuxia congesta – Common wild elder – Gewone wildevlier

Nuxia congesta is a small, evergreen tree or shrub whose specific name ‘congesta’ was derived from the dense bunches of fragrant flowers it produces during the winter season (March to July). Widely distributed from Tropical Africa in the North to Eastern Cape in the South, the common wild elder is normally found growing naturally in [...]

By |2018-09-13T12:30:26+02:00September 13th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Nuxia congesta – Common wild elder – Gewone wildevlier

Nuxia congesta – Common wild elder – Gewone wildevlier

Nuxia congesta, also known as the Brittlewood, is a small, evergreen tree or shrub with attractive, bright green leaves.  Native to South Africa, the tree is best known for its flowers that bloom during autumn and winter from March to July. Quick growing, the tree is multi-trunked with crooked stems and grows to a height [...]

By |2016-04-19T11:10:46+02:00September 25th, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Nuxia congesta – Common wild elder – Gewone wildevlier
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