Native to east Africa,
the Mgambo Tree is sometimes referred to as the Black Pearl or Velvet-seed Tree
owing to its unique velvety black seeds, which are displayed like pearls in the
bright red interior of its fruit pods. So ornamental are its seeds, they are
often used in artisan jewelry and the dried pods in the composition of bouquets
and pot pourris. This highly ornamental small tree has lovely shiny foliage and
an attractive growth habit with a nice rounded canopy, making them well suited
to small tropical gardens or as a beautiful container plant in cooler climates.
At maturity these grow to about 15' tall and wide but will be smaller when
container grown. Hardy in only frost-free zones, otherwise they make a rare and
Mgambo or Black Pearl Tree (Majeidia zanguebarica) seeds are unique and amazing!! The Mgambo tree is originally from
Africa and is a drought tolerant tree with beautiful beige pods which
open to expose a vibrant red inner pods with plush velvety seeds. This
tree makes an excellent landscape specimen why not grow your own.
Sow seeds in a well draining potting media
at a depth of 1-2 inches and allow germination at 21-30°C for 2-15 days. Keep media moist but not overly