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.
Water moderately throughout the year.
Bushveld, grassland, woodland
A useful tree for a small garden.
Caprona pillaana (Ragged Skipper)