Produces masses of soft, pale yellow flowers in spring. Flowers in clusters of 4–6 at the branches.
Has soft, silky, fresh green foliage with lime-green new growth. Often, loses most of its leaves to a considerable height from the earth.
A much-branched shrub growing to about 2m. Produces masses of soft, pale yellow flowers in spring.
For prime results feed with organic fertilizer or slow release 3:1:5 and water regularly.
It responds well to hard pruning.
Grows well in a variety of positions and soil types.
Easily multiplied by cuttings.
Should be planted in peat-mould.
Endemic to South africa. Mainly found in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape.
Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:
Gnidia laevigata Thunb. 1794 = synonym
Passerina laevigata L. 1756 (Bot. Reg. gives publication as Sp. Pl. but should be Cent. Pl. II. = synonym
Nectandra laevigata (L.) P.J.Bergius 1767 = synonym
A worthwile garden and landscaping plant.
Prune to form a compact border or container plant.
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