AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 12m x 4m
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 small tree or shrub with a rough grey bark. The leaves are alternate, glossy bright green above. The lower surface is a striking silvery green and dotted with small, cinnamon-coloured scales. The crushed leaves are pleasantly aromatic. The flowers are small, golden-yellow, borne on a long spike. The fruit is a 3-lobed capsule which turns yellow when mature.ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts birds and insects.
Serves as a larval host plant to moths and butterflies.
NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Rocky outcrops in woodlands.
Bushveld, country, forest, formal, grassland, woodland
A wonderful ornamental tree which is a butterfly host plant.
A 3-lobbed capsule which matures to yellow. 10mm in diameter.
BUTTERFLY LARVAL HOST:
Caraxes candiope (Green-veined Charaxes, Green-veined Emperor)