Thursday, September 3, 2009

Spectacular Monthly Tree - September 2009

The Sideroxylon inerme or White milkwood is a smallish, dark, evergreen tree and with its sturdy trunk and large, dense, rounded crown, is certainly one of our most beautiful shade trees. The upper surface of the leaves is a glossy dark green, whilst the underside is lighter. The leaves are broadly ovate with rounded tips and bases. Wherever leaves or branches are broken or cut a white, milky latex appears. Sideroxylon inerme is the only species of this genus that occurs in South Africa. Although this tree is not endangered it is protected, which means that no milkwood may be moved, damaged or felled. This is the famous “post office tree” of Mossel Bay which is a 600 year old specimen. Planted in a row, these trees create the most outstanding fire break, having the ability to stop a fire dead in its tracks. This superb foliage tree is an excellent choice for any garden.
At TreeCo we have a large stock-holding of the Sideroxylon inerme available and urge you to place your orders with us early to avoid disappointment!

Botanical Name: Sideroxylon inerme
Common Name: White milkwood
Sizes Available: 50kg, 100kg, 200kg
Quantity in Stock: 100 x 50kg, 50 x 100kg, 20 x 200kg
Average Tree Height: 50kg - 1,8 – 2,2m, 100kg - 2.5 – 3,0m, 200kg - 3,5 – 4,0m
Average Trunk Thickness: 50kg - 3cm, 100kg - 4cm, 200kg - 5cm

Should you require any further information, such as pricing details or should you wish to place an order, please contact Rudi on 082 829 5543 or Leske on 072 385 0270. Alternatively you are welcome to email us with your enquiry at

Milkwood 50kg
Milkwood 100kg
Milkwood 200kg

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