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A picture of a Oldwood


Leucosidea sericea

Also known as

Ouhout (Afr.), Umtshitshi (Zulu), Isidwadwa, Umyityi (Xhosa), Mosino (N. Sotho), Munyonga-Tshifumbu (Venda)

Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Oldwood Overview

This is a small tree of great character which grows in the eastern parts of South Africa. It is a very versatile addition to the indigenous garden. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West.

Special features of Oldwood

Wind break

Hedge plant

Attracts bees

Other uses of Oldwood