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Bladdernut

Diospyros whyteana

Also known as

Blackbark, Swartbas (Afr.), Mohlatsane (Ns), Munyavhili (V), Umtenatane(X), Umanzimane or Umkahze(Z)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

5m

5m

Min

3m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Not usually harvsted

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Bladdernut Overview

A rounded shrub or small tree with dense dark green foliage. RSA tree number 611. Sweet-scented creamy bell-shaped flowers. Seed capsules are inflated green 'pods' that are papery. Can be used at a hedge or screen for the garden. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape.

Common problems with Bladdernut

Problem free

    How to propagate Bladdernut

    Seed

    Use fresh seed and stratisfy by scratching the hard outer nut. The seed should grow in 4-8 weeks' time.

    Special features of Bladdernut

    Hedge plant

    Attracts birds

    Attractive flowers

    Wind break

    Other uses of Bladdernut

    Other uses

    Edible

    Medicinal