Searsia crenata

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Searsia crenata 1200x1200 1
Searsia crenata 1200x1200 1

Common names: dune crowberry (English). 
Botanical name: Searsia crenata

The dune crow-berry, Searsia crenata, is a hardy evergreen shrub or small tree that can serve as a windbreaker, a soil binder, and a hedge plant. It belongs to the mango family and has trifoliolate leaves with scalloped margins. It produces small white flowers and red-brown berries that attract birds and butterflies. It is also used for bonsai and has some medicinal uses. It grows well in sandy soils and full sun and can be propagated from cuttings. It is ideal for coastal and inland gardens in mild to warm areas.

Uses & Benefits: food, hedge, pot plant

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Family: Anacardiaceae
Type: shrub, tree
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