Random Harvest on Facebook Twitter Rss Pinterest Instagram googlePlus Youtube | [email protected]| 082 553 0598

Euclea crispa tree 2

Euclea crispa

Blue Guarri (english)
Bloughwarrie (afrikaans)
Mutangule-Nyele (venda)
Motlhaletsogane (tswana)
Umshekisane (zulu)

Taxonomy:

Family EBENACEAE
Genus Euclea
Specie crispa
SA Plant Number 594
Basionym Euclea crispa

Tell Your Friends:

Description:

Euclea crispa is a very hardy, drought resistant, small evergreen tree has a white stem and beautiful blue-green or olive-green leaves.

The leaf shape and colour are variable and can often make this tree difficult to identify. The small, sweetly scented, greenish-white flowers appear from December to May.

It bears edible black berries and attracts birds and mammals that feed off them. The dense leafy crown makes this a wonderful screening plant and a must for a bird garden or informal hedge.

With its silvery stem and rounded dense crown it makes a beautiful specimen tree and looks most attractive planted in among rocks.

A delicious jam can be made from the fruit and it has many medicinal and household uses.

Size 3 to 6m

Wildlife:

Uses:

Distribution:

Limpopo, North West Province, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal,  Free State, Eastern Cape, Western Cape
+

Admin Notice:


Tel: 082 553 0598   Fax: 086 644 9554   Open Monday to Sunday 08h00 - 17h00.  Open on Public holidays, except Good Friday and Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Powered by ITM Website Design Cape Town