African holly (Eng.), Waterboom (Afr.)
Ilex mitis is a fairly fast-growing tree, 0.8 m a year being possible! It transplants well, but needs protection whilst young. It grows best when planted alongside a running stream. It is one of the few indigenous evergreen trees that can cope with frost, making it especially suitable for cold areas. To be sure of fruit, plant a small grove of these trees and remove extra males later.