Berchemia zeyheri | Red ivory tree for sale | Rooi-ivoor boom
Red-ivory (Rooi-ivoor) is a medium-small, evergreen tree with a straight, upright trunk and a dense rounded canopy. It grows fairly slowly, tolerates mild frost and requires modest water. Berchemia zeyheri's root system is only slightly aggressive. The tree has grey-green leaves, bears inconspicuous flowers and small edible, ellipsoid shaped fruit, turning red-brown when ripe.
Some gardening ideas:
Berchemia zeyheri's presentation fits the more formal garden. It is an excellent shade tree which attracts many insects and especially fruit-eating birds. The species is well adapted to Gauteng's climate and comes highly recommended for gardens in this region. It is somewhat slow-growing, but is otherwise a no-nonsence, easy grower.
Value to honeybees: Nectar, N0-3; Pollen, P0-2; Flowering months 9-12, (10-11). (See blog-post "The bee-value of South Africa's trees" for an explanation of codes)
For more information on this species go to PlantZAfrica: Berchemia zeyheri, Red ivory, Rooi-ivoor
Available in 50L and 100L. Contact Sandra for availability and price of trees in 450L.
Berchemia zeyheri (Red ivory) in 50L for sale.
Recommended retail price-50L
Berchemia zeyheri (Red ivory) in 100L for sale.
Recommended retail price-100L