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Diospyros lycioides

Classification

Order: Ebenales
   Family: Ebenaceae
            Genus: Diospyros
                        Specie: Diospyros lycioides

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 12 ft (3.5 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Blue-green foliage; red berry fruit

Uses: Bird-attracting plant Shade tree

Zones: 9-11

Description: Found in southern Africa, this small, evergreen tree is drought resistant and tolerates moderate frosts. Its foliage may be a bluish green. Its fruit, which is a large red berry, is very attractive to birds. ZONES 9?11.

Growth Habit: Multi-branched spreading habit

Comments: In its native Africa, roots are used as toothbrushes









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