Gymnosporia buxifolia is a very hardy small tree and is armed with long straight spines. It blooms profusely with white flowers that cover the branches. The fruit and flowers attract birds and insects to the garden. Flowers can be strong-smelling
Gymnosporia buxifolia is a good addition to an ‘eco-friendly’ security fence. Plant in full sun or semi-shade in an informal hedge or in bush clumps.