AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 5m x 5m
MAXIMUM SIZE (H) x (W): 7m x 6m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
An attractive deciduous tree which is stunning in spring when it is densely covered in drooping sprays of mauve, sweetpea-like flowers. It has a rounded crown of weeping foliage. The leaves are alternate, compound and glossy green. The bark is rough, dark brown and longitudinally fissured. The fruit is a flat, narrow pod that is borne in hanging clusters.ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts birds and butterflies.
NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Bush veld and wooded grassland.
Protect young trees from frost.
Water moderately when young.
Bushveld, country, woodland
This tree makes a lovely focal point in a home garden. It is well suited as a street tree, for office complexes and schools.
Clusters of pea-like mauve flowers are borne in loose terminal sprays up to 30cm long in spring.
The leaves are alternate, compound with up to 7 leaflet pairs and a terminal leaflet. Leaflets are lanceolate, shiny green above and duller below.
Dark brown to black, rough and longitudinally fissured.
A flat, narrow light brown pod that stays on the tree for about 4 months before splitting to release the seeds.
Easily propagated from seed. Sow seed in hot water overnight before sowing.
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