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Forest Garcinia

Garcinia gerrardii

Also known as

Forest Mangosteen, Sikhwelamkhala

Full Shade
Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Forest Garcinia

Garcinia gerrardii male flowers
Garcinia gerrardii female flowers
Garcinia gerrardii fruit
Garcinia gerrardii foliage

Forest Garcinia Overview

Related to the mangosteen from India, the forest garcinia is not a well-known garden ornamental, but it could be. It has fragrant flowers in early summer, decorative orange fruits in winter, glossy foliage with attractive pale green new growth and it is easy to grow. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga.

Special features of Forest Garcinia

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Other uses of Forest Garcinia

Other uses