The Mountain hard pear is a small to medium-sized, single- or multi-stemmed evergreen tree, with attractive flowers and berries, which makes for an attractive garden ornamental. It is however very difficult to propagate.
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Generally not harvested.
Air layering is the best way to propagate this species.
Seed can be sown in a 1:1 mixture of river sand and compost. Germination is erratic and can take up to nine months. Do not allow the mixture to dry out at any stage.
The berries attract birds to the garden.
Africa, South Africa, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Drakensberg, Gauteng