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Olinia emarginata | Mountain hard-pear for sale | Berghardepeer

Buy Mountain hard-pear trees at prices for various bag sizes: see below.

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Mountain hard-pear (Berghardepeer) is a small to medium sized evergreen tree with simple, glossy dark-green leaves which forms a dense canopy. It grows at a medium rate, tolerates moderate drought and is quite frost hardy (tolerates a minimum temperature of -2 degrees Celsius).   Olinia emarginata has non-aggressive roots,  inconspicuous flowers -sometimes in profusion, and bears bright red berries which attract fruit eating birds. The species is scarce and difficult to cultivate.

A few gardening ideas:

Olinia emarginata is not freely available in the nursery trade, making it a tree for the connoisseur. It soon grows a rather formal looking, compact, mushroom shaped canopy. If you want something out of the ordinary in your garden, this species is an ideal choice. Once established, it is a no-nonsense grower that is not messy and reasonably water wise. We recommend Mountain hard-pear for planting in a small garden. In our experience it responds well to pruning and can be planted in a large pot. Use this method if you have a very small garden.

Value to honeybees: Nectar, N0-2;  Pollen, P0-3?;   Flowering months 8-3, (10-11).   (See  blog-post "The bee-value of South Africa's trees" for an explanation of codes)

Currently only available in 100L

Mountain hard-pear for sale | Berghardepeer | Olinia emarginata.jpg

Olinia emarginata (Mountain hard-pear)  in 100L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-100L 


  • Height 2.2m+

  • Trunk 30mm+

  • Diameter 1m+

R2 380

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

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