(Melkbosstrand, Cape Town)
Thanks very much for this article, definitely the most detailed one I found after an extensive search online AND through a library of plant books too! I agree that this shrub has been overlooked by coastal gardeners in the Western Cape especially areas like Melkbosstrand/Grotto Bay and up the West Coast where we desperately need these pioneers to stabilise dunes and provide shelter for other plants/insects/birds.
I have just recently identified it after seeing it every day growing next to the road (in Melkbosstrand)and I have some great photos to share if anyone wants. I plan to use this is my new all indigenous (dare I say endemic?)Strand Veld garden on a farm near Atlantis, and will have to propagate them myself as they are not commercially available.