top of page

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

Please find below key attributes of the tree that you are looking for. To see these attributes for another tree species, click  either Tree List Wizard (Find tree by attributes) or Tree List by name (Find tree by its name).

Dombeya rotundifolia

Dombeya rotundifolia | Wild pear | hardy deciduous tree

Wild pear | profusion of white flowers in early spring | North-east of Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a small garden. Dombeya rotundifolia responds well to pruning. It flowers profusely in early spring before leaf budding.

Dombeya rotundifolia

Wild pear


  • .

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

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Small: 8m high; 4 crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?



  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

flowers inprofusion

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

More information? 

bottom of page