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