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

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Vangueria infausta

Vangueria infausta | Wild medlar | Deciduous bush veld tree bears edible fruit

Vangueri infausta | Wild medlar | A small deciduous tree provides a bush veld look and feel | North-east Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a very small garden. Wild medlar has fairly large, velvety leaves. It bears tasty fruit, edible for humans and loved by game. Leaves sometimes develop warts. This is caused by red mite. It is easily controlled with an appropriate insecticide.

Vangueria infausta

Wild medlar

Wilde mispel, Wildemispel

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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; 2m crown

  • 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?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

up to 2m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

browse leaves

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