TreeBook: Tree Species Indigenous to Southern Africa, indexed by Scientific name.
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Searsia chirindensis | Red currant | Bostaaibos | Fast growing shade tree | George airport
Suitable for a large garden. Searsia chirindensis is fast growing and will soon provide shade. It can be messy during leaf shedding, but leaves are large and easy to tidy up. Leaves make excellent compost.. Leave them in lying in your flower beds.
It is mildly sensitive ( min. temperature is -0.5C)
It will grow in soil type:
Medium: 10m high; 10m crown
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Needs modest water
Separate male and female trees
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