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A small, evergreen tree, native to a variety of habitats in South Africa, with glossy, bluish green, rounded leaves and wonderfully fragrant white flowers followed by attractive, red fruits. I makes an excellent ornamental tree for small gardens in warm temperate and tropical climates in USDA Zones 10 and above. Seeds are somewhat slow but reliable to germinate. Apodytes dimidiata has highly valued, very hard and durable wood and is also used in traditional medicine in South Africa.