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Ekebergia capensis | Cape-ash tree for sale | Essenhout boom

Buy Cape-ash trees at prices for various bag sizes: see below.

or contact Sandra

Cape ash tolerates light frost but is not drought resistant. It is a fast growing, evergreen tree which gives deep shade. Ekebergia capensis has a deep green, once compound leave, which has a redish color when young. The tree's root system is non-aggressive. Cape ash leaves look similar to those of Wild plum (Harpephyllum caffrum) and the two species are easily confused. A reliable way to distinguish them is to cut a leave from each and observe the excretion of a clear sap from the Wild plum leave - which is not present on the Cape ash leave. Ekebergia capensis is a good choice for a large garden or park. Consider Ekebergia capensis as a hedgerow lining your entrance road.

Value to honeybees: Nectar, N0-2;  Pollen, P0-2;  Flowering months 8-3, (9-11).   (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: Ekebergia capensis, Cape-ash, Essenhout

Available in 50L and 100L.  Contact Sandra for availability and price of trees in 450L.

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Ekebergia capensis (Cape-ash) in 50L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-50L 


  • Height 1.8m+

  • Trunk 20mm+

  • Diameter 0.8m+


Ekebergia capensis (Cape-ash) in 100L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-100L 


  • Height 2.5m+

  • Trunk 35mm+

  • Diameter 1.2m+

R1 180

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

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