A picture of a Poison Star-Apple

Poison Star-Apple

Diospyros dichrophylla

Also known as


Full Sun
Moderate care


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Minimum temperature


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  • winter

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Geoff Nichols
Leaves and fruits of D dichrophylla

Poison Star-Apple Overview

Diospyros dichrophylla is not as well known as some of members of the genus such as the oriental persimmon (D. kaki ), a lovely edible fruit now more commonly available in fruit stores throughout South Africa. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Western Cape.

Special features of Poison Star-Apple

Attracts birds