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Water Elder

Nuxia oppositifolia

Also known as

Bush Nuxia

Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Water Elder Overview

Nuxia oppositifolia is an evergreen shrub or small tree (2-5 m) found along water courses, in riverine bush, in gorges or valleys, and sometimes in relict (existing due to past climatic factors) subtropical forests. It also sometimes grows in between rocks in the actual riverbed. It has a slender, elegant shape with thin, slightly weeping branches.

Special features of Water Elder

Attracts birds

Pot plant

Wet sites

Other uses of Water Elder

Other uses