AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 10m x 7m
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 fine forest tree that occurs naturally along stream banks and in moist forests. In harsher conditions it can form a dense shrub. The bark is rough and dark in older specimens. It bears small white to cream-coloured flowers borne on long, dense spikes. The fruit is a 2-horned, leathery capsule that splits open to release tiny seeds.ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The flowers attract butterflies and other pollinating insects.
NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Cunonia capensis occcurs naturally on stream banks and in moist forests with abundant populations around Knysna.
Germination from seed is erratic. Seedlings grow slowly in the first year but rapidly once roots are established.