Dombeya rotundifolia

An attractive and hardy small deciduous tree.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 6m 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, shapely tree with a dark brown, deeply longitudinally furrowed bark. The hairy leaves are broadly ovate to almost circular, strongly 5-veined from the base, upper surface rought and dark green, paler below. The flowers are white, sweetly scented and appear before the leaves in spring. The fruit is an almost spherical capsule with silky hairs.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The flowers are rich in nectar and attract bees and butterflies.
This tree serves as the larval host plant for nine moth species and one butterfly species.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately throughout the year.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, grassland, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
A useful tree for a small garden.
FLOWERS:
FOLIAGE:
BARK:
BUTTERFLY LARVAL HOST:
Caprona pillaana (Ragged Skipper)

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