African White Stinkwood, Mpopano
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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.
Harvest seeds in summer.
Sowing time in Autumn; Germination time about 15-30days.
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.
Africa, south of the Sahara
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Loam, Sand, Brack/Saline
Soil PH preference
Landscaping, timber and to attract birds.
Generally problem free