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Olea capensis subsp. macrocarpa

A medium to very  large tree with leaves which are stiffly leathery. Leaf blade is flat, but the margins are wavy. The oblong fruit is large turning from green to red to dark blue – much sort after by birds. The timber has been largely used for railway sleepers.

SA Tree No. 618.2

Family Name:
Common Name:
Black ironwood
Plant Height:
10 m
Flower Colour:
Flowering Time:
November, December, January, February, March, April