Common name: Huayún, Arrayán macho, arrayán de espino Height: 3-4m Growing: fast Foliage: evergreen, dark green leaves. Flowers / Fruits: dark purple fruits and bright purple flowers Site: sun to light shade Soil: acidic to slightly alkaline. Irrigation: regular Hardiness: semi-hardy -10ºC
Long description: Rhaphithamnus spinosus also known as Volkameria spinosa is an evergreen shrub to small tree. As the name indicates, Rhaphithamnus spinosus has vicious spines above its leaves. Rhaphithamnus bears bright purple flowers, which are followed by small dark purple fruits. The foliage tends to get a purplish glow in autums / winter.