Ochna pulcra

A beautiful small tree with a striking peeling bark which is its most distinguishing characteristic.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 4m x 2m
MAXIMUM SIZE (H) x (W): 8m 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

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Birds eat the fruit whilst bees and other pollinating insects are attracted to the sweetly-scented flowers.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Open woodland, particularly granite sandstone areas.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
FLOWERS:
Clusters of pale yellow flowers are borne on pendulous stalks. The flowers are sweetly scented.
FOLIAGE:
The leaves are light green, becoming yellowish-green as they age.
BARK:
The bark is pale grey and peels to reveal a creamy-grey underbark.
FULL GALLERY:
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