Wild Peach

Kiggelaria africana

Indigenous Spread: Medium Water Needs: Medium


WILD PEACH, BUSH WILLOW, PORKWOOD, SPOKEWOOD, WILDEPERSKE, SPEKHOUT, VADERLANDSROOIHOUT, UMKOKOKO (X), UMUNWE (Z); indigenous, evergreen tree up to 6m with a 6m spread; very frost-hardy and is often the first indigenous tree to appear when open areas created by mining and forestry are reclaimed by nature; very variable depending on where it is growing with large variations in leaf size, leaf colour and size of tree; leaves are ornamental with the upper surface being a leathery, glossy, dark green and the underside having a rough-textured and very pale green appearance; plant in full sun and provide with a regular water supply; has medicinal properties used by South Sothos; is often multi-stemmed from the ground up so ensure that you prune it into a single stemmed tree; is the preferred food of caterpillar from the Acraea genus and can suffer severe loss of foliage as a result.

Questions and comments


The questions/comments section has been closed as of 1 Sept 2015

We also offer Landscaping Services.  Find out more…

Tree Information

  • Evergreen
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Purpose: Landscaping to Attract Butterflies, Evergreen Plants, Landscaping for Dry Conditions
  • Theme: African Garden, Landscaping an Indigenous Garden, Landscaping a Moorish Garden


Landscaping with Buffalo Grass

How to plant Buffalo grass as well as several advantages when plant... more

Cycads as Landscaping Focal Points

Having changed little in millions of years the fasci... more


Landscaping a Magical Indigenous Garden

With one of the richest and most diverse floral king... more


Frances Mason Abelia

FRANCIS MASON ABELIA, MEXICAN ABELIA; evergreen shrub to 3m; plant prefers garden conditions but will tolerate limited drought once established; attractive foliage variation in...


Glossy Abelia

GLOSSY ABELIA; evergreen, garden hybrid to 2m in height and spreading to 2m in width; this exotic shrub bears white flowers, tinged with pink throughout the summer months; the flowers are lightly scented; the plan...