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

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Searsia zeyheri

Searsia zeyheri | Blue currant | Suitable for a very small garden

Blue currant | Very hardy small tree with striking grey leaves | Leeuwfontein Estates

Gardening ideas

Searsia zeyheri is suitable for a very small garden. Use it as a focal point or to screen an unsightly wall.

Searsia zeyheri

Blue currant


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

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Small: 2m high; 1m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are


  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

up to 2m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

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