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Products > Myrsine africana 'Scarlett Marglin'
 
Myrsine africana 'Scarlett Marglin' - Variegated African Boxwood
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myrsinaceae
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Myrsine africana 'Scarlett Marglin' (Variegated African Boxwood) - This is a variegated sport off of African Boxwood, a tough slow growing evergreen shrub. The dark green long rounded leaves have a cream variegation that is infused with pink. Plant in sun or part shade. It is drought tolerant and hardy to about 20 degrees F. We still have to wait to learn about the overall height of this slow growing plant but presumably it will get nearly as tall as the unvariegated form, which can grow to 8 feet tall but is usually seen between 6 and 8 feet tall and can be kept even lower by an occasional pruning. We purchased this plant from Heronswood Nursery in Kingston, Washington in October 2005. They noted that this plant came from Scarlett, aka Susie Marglin who noted this vegetative sport in her Medina, Washington garden.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Myrsine africana 'Scarlett Marglin'.