A picture of a Northern Bushman’S Grape

Northern Bushman’S Grape

Rhoicissus tridentata

Also known as

Bitter Grape, Wild Grape, Noordelike Boesmansdruif, Bitterdruif, Droog-My-Keel, Wildedruif (Afr.), Murumbula-Mbudzana (Tshivenda), Morara-Oa-Thaba (Sesotho), Lumbu (Xitsonga), Isinwazi, Umthwazi (Isizulu), Isaqoni, Ulatile, Umnxeba, Uchithibhunga (Isixhosa)

Full Sun
Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Northern Bushman’S Grape

Rhoicissus tridentata, small greenish yellow flowers in clusters. (Geoff Nichols)
Rhoicissus tridentata, clusters of red to black edible grape-like berries. (Geoff Nichols)
Rhoicissus tridentata (Geoff Nichols)
Rhoicissus tridentata occasionally grows into a small tree (Geoff Nichols).
Rhoicissus tridentata (Geoff Nichols)

Northern Bushman’S Grape Overview

This shrubby climber has many features that make it an ideal garden subject; it is fast growing, hardy, drought tolerant and deciduous, with decorative leaves, flowers and red to purplish black fruits, that are edible and attract birds and humans. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape.

Special features of Northern Bushman’S Grape

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Wind break

Hedge plant

Other uses of Northern Bushman’S Grape

Other uses