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Scientific Name: Schrebera alata
Alternative Names: mulungwi (Ve), umGwenye-hlangula (Xho), umGwenya-hlungulu, umSishane-wehlanze, umTshwatshwala, loziphungwane (Zu

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  • Perennial
  • SA Tree No: 612.
  • The indigenous Wild Jasmine occurs on the margins of forest and the bushveld areas of Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and KwaZulu-Natal.
  • It is a fairly hardy, evergreen quick-growing tree or shrub, 4-15 m high, with shiny dark green leaves and clusters of lovely waxy trumpet-shaped white to dark pinkish red flowers, with reddish brown hairs near the mouth of the corolla tube.
  • They are sweet-scented with the fragrance stronger in the evening.
  • Flowering time is September – attracting bees, butterflies and moths to the garden.
  • The fruits are pear-shaped and shiny green, turning brown in maturity and becoming woody.
  • It is mainly used as a water-wise, decorative and ornamental garden plant.
  • These trees prefer warm environments and young plants must be sheltered to prevent frost damage.
  • Prune into a standard to create a very decorative tree for a sun/ semi-shade position.
  • Lovely tree for a small garden where it can be planted in clusters to form a forest effect.

Other Uses

  • This tree is planted for shade on coffee farms.
  • The wood is extremely hard, heavy and durable so it is used for timber, construction, fuel and to make charcoal and also to make small items such as spoons.
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