Mundulea sericea

An attractive small tree or shrub bearing beautiful mauve flowers.
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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 3m x 2m
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An attractive shrub or small tree which has a light grey, corky bark. The flower stalks are covered with silky hairs. The compound leaves are pale green. It bears clusters of mauve, pea-shaped flowers. The fruit is a small light green pod which is covered with golden-brown velvety hairs. It becomes grey with age, the splits on the tree in a twisted shape to release the seeds.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The cork bush provides a home to a host of insects and you may on occasion spot tiny spiders feasting on insects which live on it to keep their population under control.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance. Allow it to form a natural shape.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, formal, grassland, rockery, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
An attractive ornamental suitable for a small garden. It also makes an excellent container and bonsai plant. A useful addition to the wildlife garden as the flowers are rich in nectar which attracts insects, birds and butterflies.
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