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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Glossy White Ash

Afrikaans name: Blinkblaar-witessenhout

Leaves of a Glossy White Ash tree

Leaves of the Glossy White Ash tree

Photo © Steven Herbert

Bersama lucens

The Glossy White Ash is a smallish tree that doesn't reach a height of more than 7 metres.

In South Africa it is found along the eastern coatal belt and in some bushveld regions.

It gets yellowish flowers and red fruit.

Leaves of a Glossy White Ash tree

Bark of the Glossy White Ash tree

Photo © Steven Herbert

The Glossy White Ash is popular with gardeners. It can be used as a hedge and it attracts birds and butterflies.

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References and further reading

The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei - Author: Elsa Pooley - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 292

Trees of Southern Africa - 3rd edition - Author: Keith Coates Palgrave - Year Published: 2002 - Page: 660

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