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Apodytes dimidiata subsp. dimidiata

Family: Icacinaceae

Common names: White Pear (E); umDakane (Z); Witpeer (A); Sephopha-madi (NS);

Native to: Southern Africa
Tree
An evergreen tree with an open spreading crown

Apodytes dimidiata subsp. dimidiata

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

MEDIUM GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

7m x 6m
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

Apodytes dimidiata subsp. dimidiata

DESCRIPTION

Apodytes dimidiata is an attractive rounded evergreen tree with glossy dark green foliage. The bark is smooth and whitish grey with fine transverse ridges on older branches. The leaves are simple, alternate, glossy dark green above and duller below with a smooth margin. The white flowers are borne in loose heads and are sweetly scented. The fruit is an asymmetrical black, flattened drupe.

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
The fruit attracts fruit-eating birds and the flowers attract several insects which in turn attract insectivorous birds
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately
LANDSCAPING USES
An effective screening plant that can be grown as a hedge
GARDEN THEMES
Country, Forest, Formal, French, Woodland
FLOWERS
BARK
PESTS & DISEASES
Seldom attacked by pests and diseases

2 Responses

  1. Hi Stephen

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    I suppose the best place to start is around your home. Research what trees grew naturally in your area. The elderly people may be able to provide valuable input. Then, find your nearest nursery and try to source as many young trees as possible.

    Also try contacting your local branch of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for assistance.

    All the best.
    Glenice

  2. I am Stephen Makate Maleka, living in Mpumalanga, Sleutelfontein. We decimated the indigenous forest during apartheid era when we had no electricity for fire wood. We now have electricity and I am willing to put back restore the forest, even if I have do it alone. Where do I start? Are there organisations dealing with the reforestation?

    Kindly advise, I don’t want to reinvent the wheel.

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