Grewia occidentalis – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: cross-berry (English).

Botanical name: Grewia occidentalis

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

Grewia occidentalis, commonly known as cross-berry, is a versatile and visually appealing indigenous shrub, reaching up to 3m in height. This deciduous plant displays star-shaped purple flowers in summer, followed by distinctive four-lobed fruits. Found in diverse habitats, from arid karoo to montane forests, it serves as a vital food source for various wildlife, and its dried fruits are utilized in traditional medicine. Frost- and drought-hardy. and attracts butterflies and birds.


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