Sand (coarse texture, drains easily), Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water) pH: neutral
Bark / Stem type
20 - 60mm
The leaves are simple, opposite and have a glossy, dark to almost black appearance
The hard wood is heavy, pale brown to yellowish brown. Antelope, elephant and giraffe browse the leaves. It is an important fodder plant on cattle and game farms. The flowers also attract flies and butterflies and this in turn attracts many insect-eating birds.
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