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Afrocanthium gilfillanii (was Canthium mundianum)

Rock Alder

Edible fruit, hard wood used for fencing posts and tools.
SA Tree No: 
710
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Shrub Size: 
Small
Long Description: 
An evergreen, small, sparsely branched tree with berries which attract birds, especially Loeries. The leaves are dark green and slightly hairy. Fragrant greenish flowers open in spring. It is excellent for small gardens especially where filtered light is desired. Prune out lower branches to form a tree. It is very adaptable and drought resistant, however it thrives if fed and watered regularly. The wood is used for fencing posts and tools. From the Malabar name canti for a specie of this genus 'Turkey- Berry" trees.
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