Sclerocarya birrea | Marula trees for sale | Maroela boom
Marula withstands light frost and is moderately drought tolerant. It is a deciduous tree growing medium-fast. Sclerocarya birrea has grey-green once compound leaves, a neat, upright growth form and a striking grey-and-whitish spotted trunk. Marula provides deep shade in summer and is recommended for the larger garden. It bears male and female flowers on separate trees and only female trees grow fruit. In our experience, when Sclerocarya birrea is grown from seeds, they reach sexual maturity after about 6 years. Only then is it possible to tell male and female trees apart. Marula responds well to pruning. Its root system is not overly aggressive. Plant this beautiful tree in a large container to bring a true “game park” atmosphere to a very small garden.
Value to honeybees: Nectar, N1-3; Pollen, P0-3; Flowering months 8-11, (9-10). (See blog-post "The bee-value of South Africa's trees" for an explanation of codes)
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Currently only available in 50L
Sclerocarya birrea (Marula) in 50L for sale.
Recommended retail price-50L