Ekebergia capensis is a fairly hardy, semi-deciduous, lush, medium sized, good shade tree with decorative berries that are much favoured by birds.
The small, scented greenish-white flowers appear from August to December. Male and female flowers are on separate trees therefore only female plants bear fruit.
It is also a butterfly and moth host plant.
In colder areas the leaves become a beautiful red colour in autumn. Protect from cold when very young.
Can be planted in sun or semi-shade and makes an excellent street tree. Used extensively as a magical and medicinal plant.
Size: 7 to 10m