Wild peach


Wild peach

Kiggelaria africana

Scientific name

Sunny spot preferred; Forest, Fynbos, Renosterveld. Size: Medium

Propagation instructions

By seed

Propagate it from seed or cuttings-set out young plants when 30 cm tall to prevent them from becoming pot bound. With good conditions, young plants grow fast and flower when two years old. It makes an excellent screen, forms an effective windbreak, or develops into a large and wide-spreading shade tree (11 m high x 13 m wide) with a non-aggressive root system. It has a natural tendency to branch from low down-prune away the lower branches early on if you want a tree shape.

By cutting

Propagate it from seed or cuttings-set out young plants when 30 cm tall to prevent them from becoming pot bound. With good conditions, young plants grow fast and flower when two years old. It makes an excellent screen, forms an effective windbreak, or develops into a large and wide-spreading shade tree (11 m high x 13 m wide) with a non-aggressive root system. It has a natural tendency to branch from low down-prune away the lower branches early on if you want a tree shape.

References and further reading

PlantZAfrica profile »

Wikipedia page »

Seedbank Quantity
Arundel Seedbank 10
Total 10
Nursery Quantity
Amsterdam 10
Mother Nursery 3
Total 13

This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.

Site Area Quantity
Site #66 Mowbray 3
Total 3

Can you help grow this species?

We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides medicinal value

This is a bird-friendly species

Kiggelaria africana is indigenous to: Peninsula Shale Renosterveld

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