Common Names: River Star, otterbush
Origin: South Africa
Type: Evergreen perennial
Size: 6 ft. high and wide.
Flowers: Tiny white flowers on stems, summer ; small narrow light gray leaves to 2 in.
Uses: Background, color and shape accent, screen, water gardens.
Wildlife: Birds use young twigs for nests.
Soil: Well-drained; native to sides of streams.
Water: Low to medium.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Prune to encourage bushiness; severely cut back after winter to stimulate blooms. Responds well to creative shaping.
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: Found along rivers and waterways in South Africa. Hardy to 15° F.