Dovyalis zeyheri | Apricot Sourberry for sale | Wilde-appelkoos
Apricot Sourberry (also known as Wild Apricot) is a small, semi-deciduous tree, often with a shrub-like appearance. The specie is reasonably hardy (survives a minimum temperature of -4 degrees Celsius). It is a medium fast grower. Dovyalis zeheri has simple, darkish green leaves and a non-aggressive roots. Branches are often armed. Its flowers are inconspicuous, with male and female flowers on separate trees. Only female trees bear fruit, often in abundance. Apricot Sourberry's fruits are edible (rather sour!), ovoid shaped about 2cm long, orange when ripe and rich in vitamin C.
Some gardening ideas:
Apricot Sourberry is an ideal tree for a small or even a very small garden. Its pendulous branches offer a soft, informal contrast in the garden. Wild Apricot's growth form, leaves and fruit will match nicely with that of Dovyalis caffra. Consider to plant both species of this genus together. Since Dovyalis zeyheri is rather spiny, you can also use it as a security screen. Apricot Sourberry 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 likely to be a good bonsai.
Value to honeybees: Unknown
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Only available in 50L.
Dovyalis zeyheri (Wild Apricot) in 50L for sale.
Recommended retail price-50L