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Combretum kraussii

Indigenous to Southern Africa


Common name: Forest Bushwillow
Other names: Bosvaderlandswilg (A)
SA Tree No.: 540

Description:
A small deciduous tree or shrub with a dark grey and furrowed bark. The leaves go through several colour changes with the seasons. Fresh young leaves are green in spring and become streaked with white at the beginning of summer. They return to green in mid-summer, turn red in autumn and fall in winter. The mature leaves are dark glossy green above and silvery-white below. The creamy-white folwers appear with new leaves. The 4-winged fruit becomes russet-red when mature.

Landscape uses:
An attractive garden subject that attracts birds.

Size: 12m x 7m

Flower colour: colour02

Attributes: Semi-deciduous Full sun Frost hardy Water moderate Fast growing Attracts insects Attracts birds

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

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Contributors: Grounded Landscaping


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