Germination: Soak stored seeds in water for a day and then scrub with a brush to remove the fleshy part. Sow in trays filled with river sand or normal potting soil, plant not deeper than 5mm. They germinate in 4 - 8 weeks.
This stunning, evergreen tree to 15 m (50 ft.) tall is native to southern and eastern Africa. It grows in a large variety of habitats, between sea level and 1500 m (5000 ft.) and develops a trunk covered by rough bark, ranging in color from light grey to black.
large, glossy green, broadly pinnate leaves, with a pink tinge and delicate, scented white flowers, followed by fleshy, red fruits that are popular with birds and other wildlife.
Ekebergia capensis makes a beautiful avenue and shade tree for tropical and warm temperate climates and is often seen planted in southern Africa. The wood of Ekebergia capensis (a member of the Mahogany family) is highly prized for furniture making.