Bird's-eye Tree (Eng.), Witpeer (Afr.)
This rather small, bushy tree is an excellent choice for the home garden with non-messy fruit and roots that do not disturb foundations or paved areas. As this tree is very difficult to identify, the best identifying characteristics of Apodytes dimidiata are its petiole and young terminal branchlets which are a unique reddish colour. The white pear is a protected tree in South Africa and one of the best-known forest trees in southern Africa.