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Brachylaena elliptica (100 seeds)


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Brachylaena elliptica. It grows into a small tree or a large shrub, 3 to 5 m high, with a spread of up to 2 m. The base can be single- or multi-stemmed. At the young stages of life, the bark is light grey, and matures to brown and becomes rough, as the tree ages. The leaves are lanceolate and elliptic to ovate, aromatic, dark green and glossy above and with felted hairs and prominent veins on the undersides. The flowers are small, creamy white, thistle-like blooms, that are in large sprays in spring. Sowing: Sow seeds in spring in a well drained medium. Locality: Grahamstown. Harvest: June 2023