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

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Pappea capensis

Pappea capensis | Jacket-plum | Doppruim. Only female trees bear fruit

Pappea capensis | Jacket-plum | Doppruim | Neat, non-messy evergreen shade tree for small gardens | Leeuwfontein Estates, Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a small garden. Use Jacket-plum as a neatly shaped, non-messy, year round shade tree. Its bright-red fruit attracts birds. However only female trees bear fruit, and it is difficult to buy trees that are guaranteed to be female. It has been reported that a tree may change its sex, making it even more difficult. The species does well in a large pot. Use this approach if you have a very small garden. It is also a popular bonsai.

Pappea capensis



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It is very hardy (min. temperature -6C)

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy or rocky

Medium: 8m high; 6m crown

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  • It's leaf growth is


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  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters


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  • Value to game?

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