Common Sourberry

Dovyalis rhamnoides

Umqaqoba

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Dovyalis rhamnoides showing spines and male flowers
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This is a spiny, evergreen shrub or tree bearing edible fruit. It is easily cultivated and attracts birds to the garden. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Special features

Attracts birds

Wind break

Hedge plant

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Salicaceae

Flower colour

Green, Cream

Credits

profile iconDovyalis rhamnoides
by Azwindini Mudau and Katlego Selemela, With images by Andrew Hankey, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, October 2012 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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