A bit of fun in the holidays…..
You will find below, a photo and information on a medium to large shrub.
Let’s see who can guess the name the fastest.
Please leave your answer in the comment box below and stand a chance to win one of Steenbok’s stunning stickers.
Ready…. Steady…. GO!!!!!!
- I can grow to 4m and am evergreen to semi-deciduous.
- my young stems are often reddish.
- my leaves are thick & leathery, ovate and glossy.
- I am flowering from late Winter until Spring.
- my flowers appear in dense axillary clusters and are white, often tinged with pink.
- I am very sweetly scented and you can spot me easily near the path on the other side of the Indigenous Gardens.
- my flowers are followed by large plum coloured berry-like fruits which birds love.
BUT…….. ALL parts of me are highly toxic – even braaing meat over my wood has proven fatal. My ripen fruits might be the only thing that isn’t fatal to eat…..