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Bladdernut

Diosphyros whyteana

A rounded shrub or small tree with dense dark green foliage. RSA tree number 611. Sweet-scented creamy bell-shaped flowers. Seed capsules are inflated green 'pods' that are papery. Can be used at a hedge or screen for the garden.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Not usually harvsted

Propagation

Seed
Use fresh seed and stratisfy by scratching the hard outer nut. The seed should grow in 4-8 weeks' time.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Africa from the South to Ethiopia
Natural climate
Forest margins and shaded kloofs

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Ebenaceae
Flower colour
Creamy-yellow
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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