Transvaal Red Milkwood

Mimusops zeyheri

Moepel (Afr.), Mubululu (Venda), Mmupudu (Northern Sotho), Umpushane (Zulu), Nhlantswa (Tsonga)

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Fruits
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The Transvaal red milkwood has gained its popularity with people, birds as well as monkeys and baboons through its tasty fruit which are sweet and high in vitamin C. ZA Distribution: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Special features

Attracts birds

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Sapotaceae

Flower colour

White

Credits

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by Aurthor: Andrew Hankey, Photos: Ernst van Jaarsveld, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, June 2005 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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