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Ochna pulchra

Family: Ochnaceae (Ochna family)

Common names: Peeling Plane (E); Lekkerbreek (A); Mopha (NS); Monyelewyele (Tsw);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub, Tree
A beautiful small tree with a striking peeling bark which is its most distinguishing characteristic.

Ochna pulchra

DECIDUOUS

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

SLOW GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

4m x 2m

MAXIMUM SIZE:

8m x 4m
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

Ochna pulchra

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Open woodland, particularly granite sandstone areas.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Birds eat the fruit whilst bees and other pollinating insects are attracted to the sweetly-scented flowers.
LANDSCAPING USES
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Woodland
FLOWERS
Clusters of pale yellow flowers are borne on pendulous stalks. The flowers are sweetly scented.
FOLIAGE
The leaves are light green, becoming yellowish-green as they age.
BARK
The bark is pale grey and peels to reveal a creamy-grey underbark.
FRUIT

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