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Cape ebony

Euclea pseudebenus

Ebony guarri tree (Eng.), Ebbeboom (Afr.)

National tree of South Africa for 2017(rare trees), this tree can often only grow to shrub size depending on the climate. Dark strong wood make it suitable for carpentary, although sizes are usually small and more often used for fire wood. Sometimes an untidy tree, but can grow very old and is very waterwise - do consider planting it in your garden!

Planning

Difficulty
Advanced
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest as needed for medicinal value.

Propagation

Seed
Allow seed to fully ripen and sow in Spring in sandy soil mix. Only transplant seedlings once they are well settled!

Special features

Geography

Origin
Southern Africa
Natural climate
Arid interior

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family
Ebenaceae
Flower colour
Cream
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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