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Diospyros lycioides

Diospyros lycioides | Bluebush | Bloubos | A tough, hardy shrub-like tree which occurs almost throughout South Africa | Leeuwfontein Estates, Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a small garden as a screening tree or to create a bush veld look and feel. Plant it for its red fruit, which will attract fruit eating birds, and sweetly scented flowers, which will attract insects and bees. It is a no-nonsense, easy grower that tolerates almost all soil types.

Diospyros lycioides

Bluebush, Star-apple

Bloubos

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It is very hardy (min. temperature -6C

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Small: 4m high; 3m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

No

  • It's leaf growth is

semi-deciduous

  • It's growth rate is

medium

  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Drought tolerant

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on the same tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

up to 5m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

inconspicuous

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

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