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Honey Bush
Scientific Name: Melianthus major
Family: Melianthaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-28

Sun Exposure: Part sun to full sun

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, fast growing, 10 feet to 14 feet tall (3 m-4.2 m); grayish green, pinnate leaves, up to 12 inches long (30 cm), 9 to 11 leaflets

Watering Needs: Little water to regular water


The foliage has a disagreeable smell when disturbed.

Blooming Habits:
Red flowers, up to 1 inch wide (2.5 cm), up to 1 inch wide (2.5 cm), in late winter to early spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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