Scientific nameThis 15 meter tall tree is a member of the Protea family, and historically significant as it was used by Van Riebeeck to create the first formal boundary in Cape Town. It produces a cover of white flowers and fruit that resembles the almond. It's fruit are inedible to humans but relished by porcupines. Historically it has been prepared as a coffee-like drink.
Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
Can be used as a hedge
Suitable for wet sites
It provides food for: