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Grewia occidentalis

The crossberry is an interesting shrub or small tree native from Southern-Africa, with showy purple flowers in summer. Fruits are small and sweet, four-lobed (hence the common name crossberry). They ripen variably in yellow, orange or red. It is easy and adaptable, both frost- and drought-hardy. 

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The crossberry is an interesting shrub or small tree native from Southern-Africa, with showy purple flowers in summer. Fruits are small and sweet, four-lobed (hence the common name crossberry). They ripen variably in yellow, orange or red. It is easy and adaptable, both frost- and drought-hardy.

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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Africa
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 250cm-300cm
Botanical family Malvaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Flowering Season Summer
Plant type Woody
Color Red
Color Violet
Color Yellow
Color Orange
Care Pot
Shape Trees