Diospyros lycioides subsp guerkei

AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 4m x 4m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A dense and rounded shrub with a smooth, dark-grey bark. It has small, leathery, grey-green leaves crowded at the tips of the branches. Young leaves have silky hairs.

The flowers are pale yellow and sweetly scented. They appear singly on a slender stalk in a pendular manner. The oval fruit are brown and turn red when mature.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
A useful plant to have in a wildlife-friendly garden as the flowers attract birds and insects; the fruit attracts a variety of birds; and branches provide shelter and roosting sites to birds.
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