TreeBook: Tree Species Indigenous to Southern Africa, indexed by Scientific name.
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Boscia albitrunca | Shepherds-tree | Matopie, Witgat | A decorative desert tree with a very deep taproot. Slow growing. The picture above was taken in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We recon it is about 500 years old
Shepherds-tree is a collectors' item. Under favorable conditions it may reach a height of 1.2 metres in about 4 years. However it will take many decades to develop its characteristic white trunk. Give it modest water during summer when it buds.
It is hardy -survives temperatures as low as -2C
It will grow in soil type:
Small: 5m high; 5m crown
Plant in container?
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It's drought tolerance?
very drought tolerant
Bisexual flower on the same tree
Value to game?