AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 6m x 5m
MAXIMUM SIZE (H) x (W): 13m x 13m
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 well-shaped, dense and low-branching tree with a smooth, grey bark that roughens with age. The leaves are glossy green above and grey-green and hairy below. Tiny bell-shaped, yellow-green flowers born in clusters. Male and female flowers are on separate trees. Fruit is a small grey-green capsule that splits open in a star shape to reveal seeds with a bright orange coating.ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
This is a host plant for the caterpillars of the Acrea horta butterfly. Diederik and Redchested Cuckoos feast on these caterpillars, keeping the numbers under control.
Water moderately throughout the year.
Bushveld, country, forest, formal, woodland
Suitable for medium-large wildlife-friendly gardens.
The leaves of young plants have a serrated margin. They are mid green on both sides and hairless.
The leaves on mature trees are glossy green above and grey-green and often covered in fine hairs below.