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Jacket Plum

Pappea capensis

Also known as

Bushveld Cherry, Doppruim (Afr.), Indaba Tree

Full Sun
Easy care


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P capensis can form shady tree.

Jacket Plum Overview

The red fruit of this tree is a tasty treat for humans and a firm favourite with birds and animals. A fine oil is extracted from the seeds. The jacket plum is related to the litchi and is a natural addition for the bird or wildlife garden. It is easily cultivated, although slow-growing in colder climates. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape.

Special features of Jacket Plum

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Jacket Plum

Other uses




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