102 Dunmaglass Road
Glenferness, Midrand

Contact Details

Cell - 082 824 6715
Telkom - 011 465 8857

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8am - 4.30pm
Sat - Sun: 9am - 4.30pm

Afrocanthium gilfillanii (was Canthium mundianum)

Rock Alder

Edible fruit, hard wood used for fencing posts and tools.

Plant Type:

General Size: small

Flowering Time: spring

Flowering Colour: green

Specifications: birdsberry | birdsfruit eaters | evergreen | fragrant | semi shade | sun | townhouse gardens | waterwise


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.