Gift a Cape Beech Tree
To gift a Cape Beech simply select the Gift Type, complete the form, select how many trees, and add to cart. Scroll down to learn more about the Cape Beech Tree and the gifts they give to us!
Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez
Common names: Cape Beech (Eng.); Boekenhout, Beukehout (Afr.); IsiCalabi, umaPhipha, iKhubalwane, isiQalaba sehlati (Zulu); isiQwane sehlati (Xhosa); iGcolo, udzilidzili (Sw)
- The flowers attract bees and flies
- Fruit is eaten by birds, baboons, vervet monkeys and bushpig
- The grey bark and sometimes the roots are used medicinally for respiratory problems, stomach, muscular and heart complaints.
- The bark contains tannin and is used as iNtelezi (a charm to protect against evil spirits) by Nguni people.
- The wood is hard and used to make furniture and violins.
|About Gifting a Tree||
*Note this a virtual product in the store, we won`t be sending you a physical tree.
How it works:
After checkout and payment, you, the Sponsor, will receive confirmation of transaction from Payfast. PTP will email the gift certificate to the selected recipient – which includes GPS coordinates and species type once it has been planted.