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Dovyalis caffra

   (Family: Salicaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Kei-appel, appelkoosdoring English: Kei-apple, Dingaans apricot Xhosa: umqokolo  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Tree
Height: 3 - 5m
Spread: 2 - 7.5m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Summer
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
pH: neutral
Biome: Savanna
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
Cream
 
Green
Flower shape
 
  Polinator
  bees,birds
 
 
Bark / Stem type    Has thorns / Spines
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
 
 
 
Fruit type EDIT
Fruit colour
Yellow
Sow seeds in Autumn
yes
 
 
Seed colour
Brown
  Seed info EDIT
  Collect ripe fruit wash seeds in luke warm water remove pulp sow seeds should see seedling with in 30 days of sowing.
 
 
Description EDIT
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Kei-apple name derives from the Kei River where it grows in abundance as a thick, shiny, spiny shrub up to three meters in height. The branches are armed with straight, robust spines up to 7 cm long.
History EDIT
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