Also known as
White Olive, Witolienhout, Witolyfhout, Notsung (Afr.), Umbinza (isiXhosa), Indomela, Umbinza (isiZulu), Lebetsa (Sesotho), Murevhe (Tshivenda)
Halleria lucida 3 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Tree Fuchsia Overview
Halleria lucida makes a shapely specimen tree for the smaller garden, and looks at home in the larger landscape, where it can also be planted in groups. It can be used to provide shade, or can itself be planted in shade as an under-storey tree. It can also be used in the fynbos garden. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape.
Common problems with Tree Fuchsia
Generally problem free
Tree Fuchsia Companion Plants
Under plant with shade loving plants.
How to harvest Tree Fuchsia
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Tree Fuchsia
Seed is best sown in spring to mid-summer or in autumn, in a well-drained seedling mix and covered lightly with coarse sand or milled bark. Seed should germinate within 6 weeks.
Softwood cuttings, can be taken from actively growing shoots in spring to early summer or in autumn, treated with rooting hormone and rooted with bottom heat and misting. Rooting takes about 6 weeks.
Special features of Tree Fuchsia
One of the best bird attracting trees, the nectar-feeding sunbirds will be one of your most frequent visitors, and the berries will attract fruit-eating birds.
It is suitable for use as an informal hedge.
Other uses of Tree Fuchsia
The berries are edible, but never tasty, not even when ripe. They have a sickly sweet taste and tend to dry the mouth.
Halleria lucida makes a shapely specimen tree for the smaller garden.