Dovyalis caffra

Water Needs

low

Dovyalis caffra
Shrub large
Kei-apple

4 m

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

moderate

Flowers

cream white; summer

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Garden Situation

Habitat

woodland forest; coastal eastern cape; coastal kzn; bushveld; grassland; fynbos; urban streets

Region

western cape; thicket; subtropical east coast; highveld; bushveld savanna

Rain Season

summer; winter

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Description

Size: 4m evergreen; sharp spines; masses of small scented flowers in August; yellow-orange fruits in midsummer that make a tasty jam; prune lower branches; single-sexed so plant more than one; moderate growth; plant in sun to partial shade; drought tolerant; moderate frost; wind tolerant; evergreen. Grows in valley bushveld, dry areas, wooded grassland and on forest edges; Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal; Mpumalanga.

Dovyalis caffra
Dovyalis caffra
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