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

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Searsia leptodictya

Searsia leptodictya | Mountain karee | Semi-deciduous tree, ideal screening tree in a small garden

Searsia leptodictya | Mountain karee | Small to medium size semi-deciduous tree, ideal for screening. Growth form is typical for the species in the wild. North-east Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a small garden as a screening tree. Searsia leptodictya has bright green leaves, forming a dense compact canopy. It grows at a medium rate and is a good candidate for screening. Trim the tree up if you want to raise the canopy. Plant it in a large pot if you have a very small garden

Searsia leptodictya

Mountain karee


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

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Small: 3m high; 3m crow

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are


  • It's drought tolerance?

Drought tolerant

  • Sexes?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

up to 2m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

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