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TreeBook: Tree Species Indigenous to Southern Africa,   indexed by Scientific name.

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Diospyros whyteana

Diospyros whyteana | Bladder-nut | Evergreen screening tree for the very small garden

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



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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?

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  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are


  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?


up to 2m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

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