Diospyros whyteana

Scientific name

Diospyros whyteana (also known as the blackbark, bladdernut, swartbas, wild coffee or umTenatane) is a small African tree of the ebony family. Bearing dark green, strikingly glossy leaves and creamy fragrant flowers, it is increasingly cultivated in Southern African gardens as an attractive and strong ornamental tree. It can attain a height of up to 6 m.

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Mother Nursery 2
Total 2

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Important characteristics

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides medicinal value

This is a bird-friendly species

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