Peltophorum africanum

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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 8m x 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 medium-sized tree with a sparse, spreading crown that is .  It is frequently branched from near the ground. The bark is brown, rough and fissured, providing habitat for tiny insects that shelter in the crevices.  The insects attract birds such as Red Billed Wood Hoopoes that stick their long, pointed beaks into the crevices to harvest their prey.

The tree bears pinnate leaves that are small and feathery in appearance.  Bright yellow flowers are produced in showy sprays at the tips of branches.   These attract numerous nectar feeding insects and birds.  Oval pods are produced in dense clusters and hang on the tree for months before being dispersed by the wind.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately in first two years, thereafter trees will be able to survive on rainfall.

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

LANDSCAPING USES:
A wonderful tree to have in a wildlife-friendly garden as it is a host tree to butterflies and the nectar-rich flowers attract birds, bees and butterflies.
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