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Codiaeum (Codiaeum variegatum)

Codiaeum (Codiaeum variegatum) An ornamental evergreen shrub to 1.8m, cultivated for its colourful foliage, either as a tub or garden plant. The flowers are small, white and clustered along a common stalk arising out of the upper leaf axils. The leaves are alternate and can vary in shape from linear to ovate, [...]

Physic nut (Jatropha curcas)

Physic nut (Jatropha curcas) A deciduous small tree or large shrub sometimes grown as an ornamental. The flowers are small, green yellow to yellow white in colour. Flowering season is spring to summer. The leaves are heart-shaped, up to 15cm wide and held on long stalks. The leaf margins are indented [...]

Duranta (Duranta erecta)

Duranta (Duranta erecta) A popular ornamental shrub to 4m high, often cultivated as a hedge. The flowers are blue, purple or white, grouped together on spikes 4–9cm long arising from the leaf axils. The leaves are green, gold or variegated. Toxicity category: 2, 3 Warning: - [...]

Angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia x candida)

Angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia x candida) An ornamental soft-wooded shrub 2–3m high, with long trumpet-shaped flowers. The flowers are pendulous, trumpet-shaped, pale orange to peach coloured, white or pale violet, 15–20cm long opening out to about 10cm across. The flowers have a strong sweet fragrance, particularly at night. The leaves are dull [...]

Yellow allamanda (Allamanda cathartica)

Yellow allamanda (Allamanda cathartica) The flowers are bright yellow or sometimes pink, bell-shaped with 5 rounded lobes. The leaves are large, lance-shaped, glossy green and occur in opposite pairs or whorled in groups of three or four, measuring about 10cm long and 3-4cm wide. The fruit are prickly capsules [...]

Bush allamanda (Allamanda neriifolia)

Bush allamanda (Allamanda neriifolia) The flowers are golden yellow or sometimes pink, bell-shaped with 5 rounded lobes measuring 2-3.5cm across. The leaves are large, glossy, elliptic, green and occur in opposite pairs or whorled in groups of three or four, measuring 8-13cm long and 2-3cm wide. Toxicity category: 2, 3 [...]

African milk bush (Synadenium grantii)

African milk bush (Synadenium grantii) An ornamental shrub to 3m high. African milk bush flowers are green to yellowish-green, mostly concealed by lance-shaped bracts that are purplish-green above and reddish-purple beneath. African milk bush leaves are fleshy, spirally arranged, crowded towards the ends of stems, 7.5–10cm long and 2.5–4cm wide, dark green [...]

Last updated: 20 July 2017
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