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.
Bushveld, forest, woodland
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.
Masses of greenish-yellow sprays of minute, sweetly-scented are borne at the end of winter through to spring.
The olive-green foliage is borne in a drooping crown.
The bark is black-brown with rough contortions.