Rhamnus prinoides – Plant


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

Common names: African dogwood (English).

Botanical name: Rhamnus prinoides

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

The African dogwood, Rhamnus prinoides, is a glossy-leaved shrub or small tree that produces attractive red berries. It is a favourite food source for many birds and insects, and has a wide distribution across southern and eastern Africa. It is also valued for its medicinal and magical properties, as it is used to protect against evil, treat various ailments, and cleanse the blood. It is easy to grow from seed and can be planted as a hedge or a specimen tree in small gardens. It is frost resistant and tolerates most soils.


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