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A picture of a Red Beech

Red Beech

Protorhus longifolia

Also known as

Purple Currant, Red Cape Beech, Umkomiso, Uzintlwa

Full Sun
Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Red Beech

Protorhus longifolia bark © Geoff Nichols
P. longifolia young fruit  © Geoff Nichols
P. longifolia mature fruit  © Geoff Nichols
P. longifolia shoots  © Geoff Nichols

Red Beech Overview

The red beech is an excellent evergreen garden tree, quick growing and easily grown from seed. It attracts birds to a garden. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Special features of Red Beech

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Wind break

Hedge plant

Other uses of Red Beech

Other uses