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

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Lannea discolor

Lannea discolor | Live-long | Dikbas | Deciduous tree flowering in profusion

Lannea discolor | Live-long | Dikbas | An out of the ordinary tree with stiking form, leaves and fruit. Bateleur Nature Reserve

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a small garden. If you want sun in the winter and shade in summer, consider Lannea discolor. It sheds leaves early, leaving a striking trunk and branch skeleton during winter. Spring is announced by many small sweetly scented flowers. It buds quite fast, creating shade in early spring. Plant this species as "something unique and different"

Lannea discolor



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It is mildly sensitive (min. temperature 0.5C)

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy or rocky

Medium: 10m high; 5m 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?

Drought tolerant

  • Sexes?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters


  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

showy flowers

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

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