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Grewia occidentalis – Cross-berry – Kruisbessie – umNqabaza

Grewia occidentalis is an evergreen to semi-deciduous tree that can reach a mature height of 10m in its natural habitat where growing conditions are favourable. In gardens, it can reach a mature height of about 3m. This tree is common in a wide variety of habitats from arid Karoo, coastal dune bush to evergreen montane [...]

By |2020-08-26T20:03:55+02:00August 26th, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Grewia occidentalis – Cross-berry – Kruisbessie – umNqabaza

Grewia occidentalis – Cross berry – Kruisbessie

Indigenous to South Africa, naturally found in a wide variety of habitats, the Cross berry is named after the shape of the berry which consists of four distinctive lobes. Evergreen to semi-deciduous, depending on the climate, Grewia occidentalis is a scrambling shrub or small tree, reaching about 3 m in height.  The tree has shiny, [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:23:31+02:00July 5th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Grewia occidentalis – Cross berry – Kruisbessie
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