Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Shrub with the Red Stems

If you were the person that was asking about this shrub during the Master Gardener tour in May, my apologies for not remembering the name of it, but my son knew it immediately. It is African boxwood (Myrsine africana). His brain is much younger than mine.


Masha said...

I have never heard about it, but it is beautiful! I love the tiny glossy leaves too.

HolleyGarden said...

You've taught your son well!

Annelie said...

African Boxwood?
I love it, and as I am looking at it, I feel a sense of "must have" coming over me.
Unfortunately, I haven't seen it around. Something as beautiful as this I sure would have noticed.

Christine @ the Gardening Blog said...

Thats very interesting - I looked up "Myrsine africana" to discover that it grows wild here and is originally from the Cape (where I live) and is known as "Cape myrtle" or "African boxwood". Interesting is that i have never really noticed it ... I will keep my eyes open for it now. Your photo of it is indeed very beautiful.