Combretum erythrophyllum

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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 10m x 13m
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

A magnificent deciduous tree with delicate green spring foliage. The leaves darken and become glossy when maturing. In Autumn, they turn red before they get shed in winter. The grey-brown trunk is gnarled and crooked, giving the tree a unique and magical charm. In spring, the tree bears small, lightly scented greenish-yellow flowers. The fruit has a papery four-winged shell with a seed in the centre.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The flowers attract bees and other insects. The seeds are favoured by barbets and other birds. Wasps lay their eggs in the fruit wall and the larvae feed on the seeds.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance. Drought-resistant.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, forest, formal, water, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
Suitable for large gardens, office parks, parking lots and school grounds.
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