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MYRSINE africana
Cape myrtle, African boxwood, Thakisa


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:: Myrsinaceae :: MYRSINE :: africana
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Main asset

Very dense, drought-resistant, evergreen. Good alternative to Boxwood.


The plant tolerates well pruning and can be formed in topiary or used for borders.

Small evergreen suckering shrub of African and South Asia origin, the African Boxwood has small greenish-purple serrated oval leaves, becoming dark green, shiny. Its growth is naturally compact and rounded, making it a very interesting alternative to the Boxwood in its hardiness zone.

  • Uses: Formal garden, borders, balconies, planters

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: ball
  • Height: 1 m x 70 cm (3 ft x 2.3 ft)
  • Growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: June
  • Époque de fructification : autumn

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oval
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Flowers shape: small
  • Flowers colour: yellow
  • Forme des fruits : berries
  • Couleur des fruits : purple


  • Soil type: not calcareous
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 5 °C (23 °F - USDA zone 9a)