Pappea capensis – Plant


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

Common names: jacket plum (English).

Botanical name: Pappea capensis

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

The jacket plum, Pappea capensis, is a hardy, evergreen tree that produces sweet and juicy red fruits that are enjoyed by humans, birds and animals. It is related to the litchi and has a fragrant oil extracted from its seeds. The tree has various traditional medicine uses, such as treating ringworm, nosebleeds and venereal disease. The jacket plum can grow in a wide range of climatic conditions and is suitable for small or large gardens. It has attractive foliage, flowers and fruits, and provides shade and shelter for wildlife.


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