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

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Ziziphus mucronata

Ziziphus mucronata | Buffelo thorn | A very hardy, black frost resistant tree

Buffelo thorn | Summer shade tree with bright green, shiny leaves | Leeuwfontein Estates, Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a large garden. Plant Ziziphus mucronata for its bright green shiny leaves. It is an excellent shade tree.

Ziziphus mucronata

Buffelo thorn


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

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Medium: 8m high; 8m 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?



  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

no value

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