Azanza  garckeana

Azanza garckeana

Common Names

Azanza (english)
Slymappel (afrikaans)
morojwa (tswana)
mutogwe (venda)

Taxonomy

Family MALVACEAE
Genus Azanza
Species
SA Plant Number 466
Basionym Azanza garckeana

Description

Azanza garckeana is a fairly hardy, deciduous, small to medium-sized tree with greyish-black, fibrous bark. This drought-resistant little tree has palmate-shaped attractive foliage.

From December to May it bears large, showy, solitary bell-shaped yellow flowers with a purplish brown centre. The large round fruits are sweet and edible but quite glutinous.

This tree makes a beautiful container plant.

Although it is drought-resistant it will thrive with adequate water. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun.

Size: 3 to 13m

Wildlife

Uses

Culinary:

Sweet, edible fruits, but quite glutinous.

Landscaping:

Makes a beautiful container plant

Distribution

Limpopo

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