Dovyalis caffra | Kei-apple tree for sale | Kei-appel boom
The Kei-apple tree is a small, semi-deciduous, tree, often with a shrub-like appearance. It is very hardy (survives a minimum temperature as low as -6 degrees Celsius) but is a slow grower. Dovyalis caffra has simple bright green leaves and a non-aggressive roots. Its flowers are inconspicuous, with male and female flowers on separate trees. Only female trees bear fruit, often in abundance. Its fruits are about golf ball size, yellow when ripe and vitamin C rich.
Some gardening ideas:
Kei-apple is an ideal tree for a small or even a very small garden. Its pendulous branches make for a striking focal point in the garden. The tree responds well to pruning and is particularly beautiful in spring when its buds into fresh-green leaves. Since it is rather spiny, you can also use it as a security screen. Dovyalis caffra is prone to beetle attack, which is best controlled by a systemic insecticide. The species responds well to pruning and thrives in a container. It is a popular bonsai.
Value to honeybees: Nectar, N0-3?; Pollen, P0-4; Flowering months 8-2, (9-12). (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: Dovyalis caffra, Kei-apple tree, Kei-appel boom
Available in 50L and 100L.
Dovyalis caffra (Kei-apple) in 50L for sale.
Recommended retail price-50L
Dovyalis caffra (Kei-apple) in 100L for sale.
Recommended retail price-100L