A picture of a Red Milkwood

Red Milkwood

Mimusops obovata

Also known as

Umtunzi Wehlathi

Full Sun
Moderate care
Tender

8a-10b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Red Milkwood

Mimusops obovata bark.  Image Geoff Nichols
Mimusops obovata flowers.  Image Geoff Nichols
Mimusops obovata with fruits.  Image Geoff Nichols

Red Milkwood Overview

Mimusops obovata is an evergreen tree with sweetly scented whitish yellow flowers to which bumblebees are attracted. Flowers are follwed by edible fruits. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West.

Special features of Red Milkwood

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Pioneer

Other uses of Red Milkwood

Other uses

Edible

Medicinal