Berries and bark can be harvested. Berries can be picked and are edible if bitter and bark can be harvested for its medicinal properties.
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Assegai is an evergreen tree that makes an interesting addition to any garden, with its bitter, but edible berries. The bark is used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments. This tree can make a bushy leaf hedge and is a good option for gardeners who want to attract birds to their garden or left to grow into a strong straight stem reaching for the skyes.
Common problems with Assegai
Turkey-tail bracket fungus attacks dead trunks and branches.
How to propagate Assegai
Remove the fleshing covering of the berry and sow the nut when fresh, covered lightly and keep warm and moist. Germination takes 3-4 weeks.
Cuttings root readily, but cut stumps thicket freely and the roots give off suckers.
Special features of Assegai
When Assegai is planted in full sun it becomes bushy and makes an attractive, tall, leafy hedge or screen.
This plant attracts a variety of birdlife to the garden.
Although Assegai prefers to be well-watered, once established it will withstand moderate drought.
Other uses of Assegai
The bark is traditionally used in ailments to treat diarrhoea and stomach upsets as well as blood purifier.