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).

Philenoptera violacea

Philenoptera violacea | Apple-leaf | Flowering tree which produces violet-blue flowers in profusion

Philenoptera violacea | Apple-leaf | A "something different" tree for a medium size garden | Olifants river, Kruger National Park

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a large garden. Plant Apple-leaf "as something different" in a large garden.. The tree bears beautiful violet flowers, sometimes in profusion

Philenoptera violacea

Round-leaved bloodwood


  • .

It is mildly sensitive ( min. temperature is -0.5C)

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Medium: 10m high; 8m 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?

showy flowers in profusion

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

More information? 

bottom of page