Ekebergia capensis – Plant


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

Common names: Cape ash (English).

Botanical name: Ekebergia capensis

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

The Cape ash, Ekebergia capensis, is an attractive ornamental tree that can be grown from seeds or cuttings. It thrives with ample water but tolerates drought and light frost. The bark is used traditionally as an emetic and to treat dysentery. Decoctions from the roots are used for headaches, heartburn, and chronic coughs. Leaves are used to treat intestinal worms. The tree provides shade and its fruits are enjoyed by birds and mammals.


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