Chironia baccifera
“Christmas Berry”

Chironia baccifera “Christmas Berry”

Named after Chiron the Centaur of Greek mythology known for being uncharacteristically kind & studying medicine, “Christmas Berry” has been used in its native South Africa by the Khoi people to treat a myriad of ailments for centuries. Described as a suffrutex, a small shrub bearing only woody stems at the base, it’s a quick grower reaching 24” high & 36” wide. Sweet starfish pink flowers with golden yellow stamens bloom in Fall fading into scarlet berries. Deep green attractive narrow foliage.

Megan
Plant Nerd

 

Sun- Pt. Shade
Avg Water

Short lived Perennial
USDA Zones 9b-11