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Searsia pentheri ( Rhus pentheri )

Crowberry

Useful tree on a game farm. Edible fruit.
SA Tree No: 
391
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Shrub Size: 
Small
Long Description: 
An evergreen small sized tree. It is frost resistant, drought resistant, and grows in full sun. The yellow/green flowers open in Summer and they attract birds. It has non-aggressive roots. It is a useful tree on a game farm as the leaves are browsed by black rhino, impala, nyala and kudu. Monkeys eat the roots. The edible fruit is enjoyed by birds and people. The name is derived fro the Greek rhous, = red; referring to the fruits or the autumn leaves.
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