Dodonaea angustifolia. Sand Olive (E) Sandolien (A) Native to Southern Africa Shrub, tree. Evergreen Full sun. Frost tolerant. Low water requirements. Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia (L.f.) Benth.: Dodonaea viscosa f. angustifolia (L.f.) ; Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia (L.f.) ; Dodonaea viscosa. Dodonaea angustifolia. Sapindaceae. L. f. The leaves are narrowly elliptic and shiny green above; petiole up to 10 mm long. New leaves and young twigs are.

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This shrub is grown worldwide, as the roots have soil-binding properties which are effective for the purpose of stabilizing sand dunes and to dpdonaea erosion. Dodonaea viscosa is invasive in parts of Kenya and naturalised in parts of Tanzania and Uganda A.

Factsheet – Dodonaea viscosa (Sand Olive)

As soon as they are transplanted they are moved to areas receiving full sun where they will be buffeted by winds,as in nature, and may be watered as needed. Sandy, Clay, Loam Flowering season: Creative gardening with indigenous plants: Dodonaea viscosa does well in a wide range of climates and soils. doronaea

Dodobaea Trees and Shrubs for Tanzania. Its flowers are small, yellowish green and are followed by decorative clusters of yellow or reddish fruits with papery wings. View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus.


Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia | Plantz Africa

The same extract is considered to alleviate stomach ailments and fever. For a sore throat and oral thrush it is used as a gargle. Juglans regia — Common walnut — English walnut. Useful trees and shrubs for Kenya. Roots need to be removed or the plant will resprout. A guide to useful plants of southern Africa. In arid areas it is also a valuable source of firewood. Leave this field blank.

He died in Consistent follow-up work is required for sustainable management. A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia.

Insects associated with this species: Field guide to trees of southern Africa. Inflorescences terminal on the branches. In South Africa there are two recognized taxa: If prevention is no longer possible, it is best to treat the weed infestations when they are small to prevent them from establishing early detection and rapid response.

Also as Dodonaea viscosa viscosa. What code is in the image? Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Origins and meanings of names of South African plant genera. Dodonaea viscosa makes a good hedge and is used for firewood, ploughs, tool handles, medicine leaves and rootsbee forage, ornamentalland reclamation, dune fixation and as a tooth brush.

Controlling the weed before it seeds will reduce future problems. As Dodonaea viscosa Drummond, R. Dodonaea viscosa is naturalised throughout tropicalsubtropical and warm temperate regions of Africa, the Americas, southern Europe, southern Asia and Australasia and many oceanic islands with warm climates.


Control is generally best applied to the least infested areas before dense infestations are tackled. He was a Dutch physician and botanist who wrote a book on plants of the Middle Ages.

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The bark is grey, grooved, peeling and branchlets are rusty red and resinous sticky. It is ideal for water-wise gardens. Struik, South Africa Pages – Fruits with papery wings.

Seed production is prolific. The bark of the tree is interesting with dark grey colouring, fissured and peeling on the trunk angustirolia reddish brown on the branches.

Its bark is light grey and finely fissured. Conservation Status Status Dodonaea viscosa var. West; Dodonaea vis cosa subsp. The best form of invasive species management is prevention. Not listed as a noxious weed by the state or governments in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. From there they can grow up to mm tall before they are transplanted to 2 L or 4 L bags. As Dodonaea viscosa Includes a picture.