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Schrebera alata

Family: Oleaceae

Common names: Wild Jasmine, Wing-leaved Wooden Pear (E); Loziphungwane (Z); Wildejasmyn (A); umGwenye-hlangula (X);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub, Tree
A wonderful, sweet-smelling small tree or shrub bearing pink flowers during summer.

Schrebera alata

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

FRAGRANT

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

5m x 4m

MAXIMUM SIZE:

15m x 7m
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

Schrebera alata

DESCRIPTION

A small tree or scrambling shrub with a grey-brown bark. The leaves are compound with 1 to 2 pairs of leaflets plus a terminal leaflet. They are shiny dark green above and paler green below. The fragrant flowers are white or pink and appear in clusters. The pear-shaped fruit splits open to release winged seeds.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Naturally grows in forest margins or bushveld of Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
The scented flowers attract bees to the garden. Hawkmoths and dusk-flying skipper butterflies are often seen harvesting nectar from the tubular flowers.
LANDSCAPING USES
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Forest, Rockery, Woodland
FLOWERS
The trumpet-shaped flowers are white to pink, with reddish brown hairs near the mouth of the corolla tube. They are sweet-scented, with the fragrance growing stronger in the evening.
FOLIAGE
The leaves are smooth, shiny dark green above, and paler below. Young leaves are velvety when young.
BARK
The bark is greyish or light brown with rough texture.
FRUIT
The fruits are pear-shaped, shiny green, maturing to brown. They become woody and split into two when ripe. They contain papery, winged seeds that are dispersed by the wind.

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