Diospyros whyteana | Bladder-nut for sale | Swartbas
The Bladder-nut tree is quite frost hardy but not drought tolerant. It is a small, evergreen tree with a shrub-like growth habit and a slow growth rate. Diospyros whyteana bears male and female flowers on separate trees and only female trees develop striking red bladder-like fruit. The tree has dark-green, glossy leaves. Its root system is not aggressive.
Some gardening ideas:
The above attributes make Bladder-nut an excellent choice as focal point (alternatively a screening shrub) for a small garden or even a very small garden. It is not messy and easy to care for. Diospyros whyteana thrives in a container. It is also popular bonsai. This versatile tree comes highly recommended for a garden of any size.
Value to honeybees: Nectar, N0-3?; Pollen, P0-2?; Flowering months 7-12. (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 whyteana, Bladder-nut, Swartbas
Currently only available in 50L
Diospyros whyteana (Bladder-nut) in 50L for sale.
Recommended retail price-100L