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

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Searsia chirindensis

Searsia chirindensis | Red currant | Bostaaibos | beautiful  red-colored fruit

Searsia chirindensis | Red currant | Bostaaibos | Fast growing shade tree | George airport

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a large garden. Searsia chirindensis is fast growing and will soon provide shade. It can be messy during leaf shedding, but leaves are large and easy to tidy up. Leaves make excellent compost.. Leave them in lying in your flower beds.

Searsia chirindensis

Red currant


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

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Medium: 10m high; 10m 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?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters


  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

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