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Gnidia oppositifolia

   (Family: Thymelaeaceae)
English: White Gnidia  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 2m
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Preferred position:
Full Sun
Flowering time EDIT
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  Flower info
  Produces masses of soft, pale yellow flowers in spring. Flowers in clusters of 4–6 at the branches.
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Leaf texture Hairy
  Leaf info EDIT
  Has soft, silky, fresh green foliage with lime-green new growth. Often, loses most of its leaves to a considerable height from the earth.
  Seed info EDIT
Description EDIT
A much-branched shrub growing to about 2m. Produces masses of soft, pale yellow flowers in spring.
Growing EDIT
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.
Distribution EDIT
Endemic to South africa. Mainly found in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape.
History EDIT
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.
Ecology EDIT
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