Gymnosporia buxifolia – Plant


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

Common names: spike thorn (English).

Botanical name: Gymnosporia buxifolia

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

Gymnosporia buxifolia, also known as the common spike-thorn, is a native plant to southern Africa with striking features. This versatile species can grow as a small tree or large shrub, known for its enduring spines. Drought-resistant and semi-deciduous, it graces gardens with white flowers from August to March, attracting birds and insects. Reaching up to 7 meters, it forms a hardy hedge, offering both security and a wildlife-friendly habitat.


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