Muraltia heisteria (is a small wide frost hardy perennial evergreen shrub with purple and pink flowers in early Summer, late Spring, mid Spring and mid Summer. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. It has high drought tolerance. It looks best in Spring and Summer. )
Classed as a weed in Australia and can be invasive but harsh Winters in temperate climates of Northern Europe and the States make it safe to grow there.
Muraltia heisteria grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 6.5 (slightly acidic ranges from 6.1 to 6.5). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sand, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers low fertility.
This is a arching shrub and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.8m / 2.6ft and spread of 1.2m / 3.9ft.
It has green leaves. They arein shape. The leaf with a tip.
Bank and slope, drought resistant, flowering shrub, poor soils and reclamation.
Salt/sea spray (high) and wind (medium).
Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed.
South Africa.-6°C / 21.2F to 0.8m / 2.6ft 1.2m / 3.9ft
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|Specific epithet ?||heisteria|
|Purple Gorse (South Africa)|
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