Scientific namePrunus africana, the African cherry, has a wide distribution in Africa, occurring in montane regions of central and southern Africa and on the islands of Bioko, São-Tomé, and Grande Comore. It can be found at 900-3,400 m (3,000-10,000 ft) above sea level. It is a canopy tree 30-40 m in height. Large-diameter trees have impressive, spreading crowns. It requires a moist climate, 900-3,400 mm (35-130 in) annual rainfall, and is moderately frost-tolerant. P. africana appears to be a light-demanding, secondary-forest species.
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Conservation status: Vulnerable
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
It provides medicinal value
This nectar-rich species attracts sunbirds and sugarbirds
This is a bird-friendly species