Also known as
Witstinkhout (Afr.), Umvumvu (Xhosa), Usinga Lwesalukazi (Zulu), Modutu (Sotho & Tswane), Mpopano (Venda)
This plant has no fragrance
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White Stinkwood Overview
This is an excellent landscaping tree, gives full shade in summer and can grow under a wide range of conditions. It is a medium to large sized deciduous tree and the small yellow fruits are enjoyed by birds. Tree can be easily confused with Celtis sinensis (Chinese white stinkwood). This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape.
Common problems with White Stinkwood
Generally problem free
How to harvest White Stinkwood
Harvest seeds in summer.
How to propagate White Stinkwood
Sowing time in Autumn; Germination time about 15-30days.
Special features of White Stinkwood
Birds like, rameron pigeons, willow warblers, black-eyed bulbuls, mousebirds and crested barbets feed on the berries.
Attracts useful insects
Celtis africana leaves are food for the larvae of the long-nosed butterfly.
Other uses of White Stinkwood
Landscaping, timber and to attract birds.