Chinee apple

Ziziphus mauritiana

Large shrub or small spreading tree up to 8m tall and 10m in canopy diameter. Branches are dense, zigzag shaped, with leaf and thorn at each angle. Leaves are rounded, growing on alternating sides of branches, glossy green above, almost white underneath. Flowers are small, inconspicuous, greenish-white, unpleasant smelling. Fruits are edible, pale yellow or orange when ripe, similar to cherry, 2.5cm in diameter.