Grewia Occidentalis


The Cross Berry forms a shrub or small tree that grows up to 3 metres tall and 2 metres across. It will grow in full sun or in dappled shade and is usually evergreen (but deciduous under certain conditions).

It bears lilac-pink flowers followed by four-lobed fruits (resembling miniature hot cross buns) that may stay on the plants for months, acting as a pantry to birds. The fruit also attracts insects.

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