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Tabernaemontana elegans | Toad-tree for sale | Laeveldse paddaboom

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

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Toad-tree is a small, fast growing, deciduous tree. It is frost sensitive and requires modest water. Its large, bright green leaves turn bright yellow in autumn. Tabernaemontana elegans has a corky trunk and bears large, toad-like fruit. When ripe, they split open to reveal a bright orange pulp, packed with seeds. Fruit capsules may  remain on the tree for a long time. Toad-tree is an ideal candidate for planting in a small garden as "something different". It does well in a large container.

Value to honeybees: Nectar, N2?;  Pollen, P?;   Flowering months 9-4.   (See  blog-post "The bee-value of South Africa's trees" for an explanation of codes)

Available in 50L and 100L. 

Toad-tree for sale | Laeveldse paddaboom | Tabernaemontana elegans.jpg

Tabernaemontana elegans (Paddaboom) in 50L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-50L 


  • Height 1.3m+

  • Trunk 20mm+

  • Diameter 0.8m+


Tabernaemontana elegans (Paddaboom) in 100L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-100L 


  • Height 1.8m+

  • Trunk 35mm+

  • Diameter 1.2m+

R1 450

Toad-tree fruit | Paddaboom vrugte | Tabernaemontana elegans.jpg

Toad-tree fruit splits open to show bright orange pulp packed with seeds

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

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