Searsia lancea

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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 7m x 9m
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

Searsia lancea has a drooping crown of dense glossy olive-green foliage. The black-brown trunk is contorted and rough. Sprays of minute, scented greenish-yellow flowers occur in spring. The fruit, bunches of small green berries that ripen to brown, are borne on the female plants.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The fruit attracts birds such as bulbuls, barbets, mousebirds and starlings.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Found in a variety of habitats but often found on riverbanks.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, forest, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
Since this is a hardy and drought-resistant tree, it can be used on streets, parks and office complexes.
It can be used as a windbreak.
FLOWERS:
Masses of greenish-yellow sprays of minute, sweetly-scented are borne at the end of winter through to spring.
FOLIAGE:
The olive-green foliage is borne in a drooping crown.
BARK:
The bark is black-brown with rough contortions.
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