A picture of a Bluebush

Bluebush

Diospyros lycioides

Also known as

Star-Apple, Monkey Plum, Bloubos (Afr.), Umcafudane

Full Sun
Easy care
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Bluebush

Smooth stems
Fresh foliage

Bluebush Overview

This exciting shrub or small tree is a very tough plant which grows well country-wide. Its most attractive features are its smooth bark, blue-green leaves, fragrant flowers and colourful fruits that attract many birds and insects. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape.

Special features of Bluebush

Attracts birds

Attractive flowers

Wind break

Hedge plant

Attracts bees

Other uses of Bluebush

Other uses

Edible

Medicinal