Ziziphus mucronata has both hook and straight thorns, but it does not drop thorns. The glossy leaves turn a beautiful, golden yellow in autumn. Makes an excellent garden subject with a good shape planted in sun or semi-shade. The tree is very hardy. It is a host plant to several species of butterfly. A must for birds garden. It is also produces a very distinct-flavoured honey that is highly prized.
Ziziphus mucronata is a very important tree in some of the African cultures.