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Diospyros whyteana

Diospyros whyteana | Bladder-nut | The dark green, shiny leaves, combined with its bladder-like fruit, makes this tree a must for the very small garden

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a very small garden. Use Diospyros whyteana shiny, bright green leaves to provide a color contrast in the garden. It can serve as a focal point or screen up to 2m high

Diospyros whyteana

Bladder-nut

Swartbas

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It is hardy -survives a min. temperature of -2C

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Small: 2m high; 2m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

Yes

  • It's leaf growth is

evergreen

  • It's growth rate is

medium

  • It's roots are

non-aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?

None

up to 2m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

inconspicuous

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

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