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Diospyros scabrida

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Glossy green leaves crowded in the branches; cream flowers in summer?autumn; edible red fruit

Uses: Specimen tree Shrub borders Fruit production

Zones: 9-11

Description: This very ornamental species occurs in South Africa?s Eastern Cape and Kwazulu Natal Provinces, in sheltered spots among rocks and on forest margins. In gardens it is a shapely evergreen shrub but in the wild it sometimes reaches 30 ft (9 m). The crowded

Growth Habit: Pyramidal habit with spreading branches

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