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Phylica pubescens

   (Family: Rhamnaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Veerkoppie English: Featherhead  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 1.2 - 2m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
pH: neutral
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
White
 
Brown
 
  Flower scent EDIT
  Faint cinnamon scent
  Polinator
  Bees, flies and beetles
  Flower info
  White with long brownish tips
 
 
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
 
 
 
Fruit type EDIT
 
 
Seed colour
Brown
  Seed info EDIT
  sown in March/April in a well-drained seedling mix.
 
 
Description EDIT
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
From the Cape Peninsula as far east as Albertinia on dry, lower, limestone and sandstone slopes and flats.
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
Featherhead is popular in posies and flower arrangements, is long lasting as a fresh cut-flower, dries very well and so is also popular in the dried flower trade.
Ecology EDIT
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