Schotia brachypetala

FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 12m x 12m
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 semi-deciduous tree with a dense and spreading crown of dark-green foliage that turns coppery-red in spring. The bark is brownish-grey and rough. It bears deep red flowers which are produced in dense heads borne on old wood. The fruit is a flattened, woody pod containing pale brown seeds.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The nectar-rich flowers attract a variety of pollinating insects and birds.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Found in deciduous woodland and dry scrub forest.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, forest, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
FOLIAGE:
BARK:
FRUIT:
BUTTERFLY LARVAL HOST:
Foxy Charax, Giant Charax, Koppie Charax, Large Blue Charax

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