This plant has a mild fragrance
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Mountain Hard Pear Overview
Olinia emarginata is commonly known as Mountain Hard Pear. It is a small to medium-sized, single- or multi-stemmed evergreen tree from the Penaeaceae family. It produces attractive pink flowers and red berries, which makes for an attractive garden ornamental. It is however very difficult to propagate. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal.
Common problems with Mountain Hard Pear
Generally problem free.
How to harvest Mountain Hard Pear
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Mountain Hard Pear
Air layering is the best way to propagate this species.
Seed can be sown in a 1:1 mixture of river sand and compost. Germination is erratic and can take up to nine months. Do not allow the mixture to dry out at any stage.
Special features of Mountain Hard Pear
The berries attract birds to the garden.
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