Wild Almond

Wild Almond

Brabejum stellatifolium

Scientific name

This 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.

It prefers a sunny spot along riverine areas and in mountain Fynbos; it requires a wet site.

References and further reading

PlantZAfrica profile »

Wikipedia page »

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Nursery Quantity
Mother Nursery 5
Total 5

Important characteristics

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:


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