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Phylica oleaefolia

   (Family: Rhamnaceae)
Afrikaans: ysterbos, dasbos, hardebos, dassiebos, hardeblaar, hardepeertjie English: iron bush  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 1.5 - 3m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (heavy)
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
pH: acid
Biome: Fynbos
Flowering time EDIT
    x x x x            
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
  Flower info
  Very small
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Leaf texture Hairy
Bark / Stem type
  Leaf info EDIT
  Closely clustered conspicuously rolled under.
Fruit type EDIT
Fruit colour
Fruit size Length: 12mm   Width: 12mm
  Seed info EDIT
  Fruit a clearly 3 lobed woody capsule, shiny
Description EDIT
A rounded, dense shrub or small tree.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Occurring on rocky mountain slopes from southern Namaqualand through Cederberg Mountains to Malmesbury.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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