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Philenoptera violacea | Apple-leaf trees for sale | Appelblaar boom

Buy Apple-leaf trees at prices for various bag sizes: see below.

or contact Sandra

Apple-leaf is 'n medium-small tree, sometimes with an irregular, crooked trunk. The tree has large, once divided leaves and bears clusters of violet flowers - often in profusion. When flowering it attracts a wide variety of insects. In our experience Philenoptera violacea has only a mildly aggressive root system. It is somewhat frost sensitive, deciduous and drought tolerant. Apple-leaf can be planted in a small garden. It takes a long time to develop a sturdy trunk and has to be thoroughly supported for the first few years. Unfortunately it does not grow well in a container.

Value to honeybees: Nectar, N1-3;  Pollen, P0-1;   Flowering months 8-11, (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 Philenoptera violacea, Apple-leaf, Appelblaar

Available in 50L and 100L

Apple-leaf tree for sale | Appelblaar | Philenoptera violaceae
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Philenoptera violacea (Apple-leaf) in 50L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-50L 


  • Height 1.8m+

  • Trunk 25mm+

  • Diameter 0.8m+


Philenoptera violacea (Apple-leaf) in 100L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-100L 


  • Height 2.8m+

  • Trunk 30mm+

  • Diameter 1.2m+

R1 450

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

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