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Mimusops zeyheri

Mimusops zeyheri | Transvaal red milkwood | Moepel | The species has a variable growth form. Picture above shows a shrub-like form, typically found in rocky outcrops. Bateleur Nature Reserve

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a small garden. Take note that this species has quite a variable growth form. It responds very well to pruning, so you can shape it to your liking. It does well in a container. Plant it in your garden as "something different"

Mimusops zeyheri

Transvaal red milkwood

Moepel

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It is mildly sensitive (minimum temperature around -0.5C)

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained sandy

Medium 8m high; 6m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

yes

  • It's leaf growth is

semi-deciduous

  • It's growth rate is

medium

  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

None

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

inconspicuous

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

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