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Diospyros lycioides | Bluebush, Star-apple for sale | Bloubos

Buy Bluebush, Star-apple trees at prices for various bag sizes: see below.

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Diospyros lycioides (Blubush, also known as Star-apple) is a small, deciduous tree with a shrub-like growth form and non-aggressive roots. The tree is known for its edible fruit. It is very hardy, drought tolerant and not particularly fussy when it comes to soil type. Consequently it grows almost throughout South Africa. The tree's popular name "Bluebush", ("Bloubos" in Afrikaans) comes from its grey-green leaves. When viewed from a distance they give it a blueish appearance.

A few gardening ideas:

Plant Blue-bush as a screening tree or to create a bush veld look in your garden. Its orange-red fruit will attract fruit eating birds, while its sweetly scented flowers will attract insects and bees. It is a no-nonsense, easy grower that tolerates almost all soil types and requires very little (if any) maintenance. Diospyros lycioides is recommended for planting in a small garden. It also grows well in a container, but will require occasional feeding and pruning.

Value to honeybees: Nectar, N1-4  Pollen, P0-2;  Flowering months 9-2, (10-12).   (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 Diospyros lycioides, Blue-bush, Star-apple, Bloubos

Currently only available in 50L

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Diospyros lycioides (Bluebush, Star-apple) in 50L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-50L 


  • Height 1.8m+

  • Trunk 25mm+

  • Diameter 0.8m+


Prices exclude VAT and delivery cost. Discount available in accordance with Treeshop's policy.

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