Sherbet Tree Live Plant (Dialium schlechteri)
Sherbet Tree is native to forests in Mozambique and eastern South Africa, this small to medium-sized, dry deciduous tree forms a dense, rounded crown of pinnate leaves and holds terminal, compact inflorescences with small, yellowish white flowers, followed by brown, edible fruits that are claimed to taste like sherbet. The reddish, hard, heavy and termite resistant wood is highly prized. The tree is sensitive to freezes, though it may be suitable for nearly frost-free subtropical environments.
Common Name: Sherbet Tree, Zulu Podberry
Botanical Name: Dialium schlechteri
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate