Pavetta lanceolata - Christmas bush, bridal bush, forest brides bush, bridal bush, christmas bush Seeds

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Botanical nomenclature: pavetta lanceolata
Common name: christmas bush, bridal bush, forest brides bush, bridal bush, christmas bush
Family: rubiaceae
Origin: south africa
Height: 5 – 7 meters
Luminosity: full sun, partial shading, shadow


Bush or small native tree of south africa, porte ereto, semi-lenhosa and extremely floriferous texture; beyond very aromatic (same family of garden and coffee).

When in full flowering, the plant all is incredibly radiant, making us to remember a believed bride in his altar of glory, such a quantity of flowers, which shall be your common name for forest bride’s bush or bridal bush. As its flowering generally occurs in november / december and is extended for the month of january, its alternative common name and very appreciated is christmas bush.

The documentally perfumed flowers attract many pollinators, such as birds, bees, wasps, beetles, ants and butterflies. These for the time, attract birds and other predators. Birds and monkeys love fruits, that are, obviously, distributed by them.

Many pavetta species are considered toxic. Pavetta lanceolata is not toxic, including its leaves are edible and used as a vegetable. The flowers are used in traditional african wedding ceremonies and promote beautiful floral arrangements.

Young plants prefer its plants in semi-shadowed or shadows, but after they are properly established, can grow in the full sun.

A charming bush that addes to the gardens the convivion of different birds and permeates his aroma with the indescritively beauty of his flowering.

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