Acokanthera spectabilis growing shrub to small tree of the genus Acokanthera also known as African wintersweet, Acokanthera spectabilis perennial evergreen plant and used as ornamental plant for leaves, fruits, flowers fragrant and can be hedge plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+
Leaves color green glossy in elliptic shape.
Acokanthera spectabilis flower
Flower fragrant color white with five petals in star shape.
Fruits color red to black, the fruit in oval shape and NOT edible.
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Requirements for Acokanthera spectabilis growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant:
2-6m, 6-18 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower:
White fragrant flowers with five petals in star shape
Alternative names: African wintersweet, Dune poison bush, Hottentot’s poison, Poison arrow plant, Wintersweet