Olinia emarginata | Mountain hard-pear for sale | Berghardepeer
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)
For more information on this species go to PlantZAfrica Olinia emarginata, Mountain hard-pear, Berghardepeer
Currently only available in 100L
Olinia emarginata (Mountain hard-pear) in 100L for sale.
Recommended retail price-100L