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  • Melianthus major 'African Honey Bush' 1 Gallon
  • Melianthus major 'African Honey Bush' 1 Gallon

Melianthus major 'African Honey Bush' 1 Gallon

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Unusual blue-green foliage with a smell reminiscent of peanut butter. Technically an evergreen, it may die back in Pacific NW winters.

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'African Honey Bush' is an intriguing shrub, with soft-textured, deeply incised blue-green leaves. Attractive in large planters for a least a couple of years, it may need to go into a container of its own or into the ground as it grows. Although the springtime blooms have a honey fragrance that attracts hummingbirds and bees, the leaves also exude a peanut buttery smell. This large shrub is semi-evergreen when the winters are mild, but it may die back when there is extreme weather.  

Common Name African Honey Bush
Mature Size 6' - 12' tall and wide
Growth Rate Moderate to fast
Cold Hardiness 20 ° F
Characteristics Semi-evergreen, drought tolerant once established, fragrant
Light Sun to partial sun
Structure Mounding shrub
Bloom Color Maroon
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Uses Container planters, specimen
Photos Real images, not stock photos
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