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

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Sideroxylon inerme

Sideroxylon inerme | White milkwood | Drought tolerant

White milkwood | Pruned to open trunk | Note use of the tree in a drought tolerant garden | Mosselbay

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a very small garden if planted in a large pot. Sideroxylon inerme responds very well to pruning. It makes an attractive hedge.

Sideroxylon inerme

White milkwood


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

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Medium: 5m high; 5m 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?

Drought tolerant

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

up to 5m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

no value

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