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Loxostylis alata | Tarwood trees for sale | Teerhout

Buy Tarwood trees at prices for various bag sizes: see below.

or contact Sandra

The Tarwood tree is an undiscovered jewel. Loxostylis alata is a fast growing, evergreen tree. It grows to a medium-small size - ideal for the smaller garden. Tarwood has beautiful bright green compound leaves which have a reddish tint when young. The tree bears an abundance of white flowers, quickly transforming into red colored fruit. The latter remains on the tree for a long time, eventually turning creamy-white. Seeds of Loxostylis alata have a tar like cover - hence the common name "Tarwood".  In our experience at the Treeshop nursery, it withstands temperatures as low as -1C. 

Value to honeybees: Nectar, N2;  Pollen, P1?;   Flowering months 8-4, (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 Plantz Africa Loxostylis alata Tarwood

Available in 50L and 100L

Tarwood tree for sale | Teerhout boom | Loxostylis alata
Loxostylis alata | Tarwood flowers
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Loxostylis alata (Tarwood) in 50L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-50L 


  • Height 1.5m+

  • Trunk 20mm+

  • Diameter 0.8m+


Loxostylis alata | Tarwood fruit

Tarwood tree fruit

Loxostylis alata (Tarwood) in 100L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-100L 


  • Height 2.8m+

  • Trunk 40mm+

  • Diameter 1.3m+

R1 450

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

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