AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 5m x 3m
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 small evergreen tree with a dark grey bark that is fissured and cracked, separating into square segments. The leaves are olive-green with conspicuous veins on the upper surface. Young leaves are coppery. It bears bright yellow flowers which are sweetly-scented. The fruits are 2-4 black berries borne on brick-red persistant sepals.ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts insects and birds.
NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Deciduous woodland in tropical regions in Africa
Water moderately when young.
A lovely addition to a woodland garden.
Bright yellow, 1.5cm in diameter, sweetly scented, in a condensed raceme with 4-10 flowers on a short central stem. Flowers appear before or with the new leaves. The petals fall very early.
Elliptic, olive-green with conspicuous net-veining on upper surface, apex somewhat rounded, base tapers into the petiole, margin bluntly toothed, sometimes almost scalloped. Size: 1-13.5 x 1.7-5.5cm
Dark grey, thick, fissured and cracked, separating into conspicuous square segments.