Searsia lucida – Plant


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

Common names: glossy crowberry (English).

Botanical name: Searsia lucida

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

The glossy crowberry, Searsia lucida, is a versatile evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy trifoliate leaves and creamy white flowers. It produces currant-like fruits that are edible and attract birds and butterflies. It is a pioneer species that can grow in harsh coastal conditions and prevent soil erosion. It has been used to make beer, cakes, bows, brooms and tannin. It is fast-growing, low maintenance and water-wise, and can be used as a specimen, hedge or screen plant. It can be propagated from seed or cuttings.


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