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Products > Myrsine africana 'Scarlett Marglin'
 
Myrsine africana 'Scarlett Marglin' - Variegated African Boxwood
   
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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 information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Myrsine africana 'Scarlett Marglin'.