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A picture of a Snuff-box Tree

Snuff-box Tree

Oncoba spinosa

Also known as

Snuifkalbassie (Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Snuff-box Tree

Young tree
Fruits (Geoff Nichols)

Snuff-box Tree Overview

This spiny shrub or small tree with pretty white flowers is known for the snuff boxes that can be made from its hard-shelled fruit. ZA Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Special features of Snuff-box Tree

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Snuff-box Tree

Other uses