Karomia speciosa

An attractive shrub bearing masses of pink, papery flowers.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 2m x 1.5m
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 deciduous shrub or small tree which is usually multi-stemmed from the base.  It bears hairy, dark-green foliage with a serrated edge.  The attractive mauve flowers are papery and produced in clusters towards the end of the stems.  The fruit is a 4-lobed capsule that splits on the tree.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts butterflies and other pollinating insects.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Rocky slopes on the Lebombo Mountains.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance. Prune lightly to keep a neat shape.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, rockery

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