Oncoba spinosa - Flacourtiaceae

                Oncoba is a shrub which grows 6' to 10' ( 1.80m to 3.00m ) high in full sun preferably.

                Leaves dark green, lanceolate, 1" to 2.5" long ( 2.5cm to 7.5cm).

                Plant produces beautiful white open flowers which are fragrant and carry nicely contrasting

                yellow stamens.

                Oncoba is somewhat reminiscent of Stewartia which is a rare beauty in the temperate regions

                but unlike Stewartia the branches are armed with spines.

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