Diospyros whyteana – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: bladder-nut (English).

Botanical name: Diospyros whyteana

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

Diospyros whyteana, also known as bladder-nut, is a captivating evergreen tree with glossy leaves, fragrant flowers, and unique fruit pods. It is an attractive addition to any garden. A slow grower, it is a versatile shade loving plant, suitable for hedges, containers, and bonsai. The fruits are edible but somewhat bitter, and the wood is used for furniture and implement handles. The plant is also browsed by stock and game and attracts various bird species.


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