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Ochna schweinfurthiana

Family: Ochnaceae (Ochna family)

Common names: Brick-red Ochna (E);

Tree
An attractive small woodland tree

Ochna schweinfurthiana

EVERGREEN

SEMI-SHADE

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

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

Ochna schweinfurthiana

DESCRIPTION

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.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Deciduous woodland in tropical regions in Africa
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts insects and birds.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately when young.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance
LANDSCAPING USES
A lovely addition to a woodland garden.
GARDEN THEMES
Woodland
FLOWERS
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.
FOLIAGE
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
BARK
Dark grey, thick, fissured and cracked, separating into conspicuous square segments.
FRUIT

4 Responses

  1. Hi Salvator

    Thanks for visiting our site.

    Sure, you’re welcome to use the images.

    All the best with your publication. Please send us a link once complete.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  2. Dear Glenice,
    Can I use one of this images in a publication about the plants of Burundi?
    Thank you for your kind answer. Of corse I will cite your name as the author of the picture.
    Salvator.

  3. Hi Amina

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    Sure, you’re welcome to use the images.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  4. Good day,
    I am writing a review on this plant (Ochna sweinfurthiana), and I wish to use of the images of the plant in my review, On that note, I wish to request for permission and approval from you.

    Thanks in anticipation

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