AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 5m x 4m
MAXIMUM SIZE (H) x (W): 15m x 7m
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 small tree or scrambling shrub with a grey-brown bark. The leaves are compound with 1 to 2 pairs of leaflets plus a terminal leaflet. They are shiny dark green above and paler green below. The fragrant flowers are white or pink and appear in clusters. The pear-shaped fruit splits open to release winged seeds.ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The scented flowers attract bees to the garden. Hawkmoths and dusk-flying skipper butterflies are often seen harvesting nectar from the tubular flowers.
NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Naturally grows in forest margins or bushveld of Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.
Bushveld, forest, rockery, woodland
The trumpet-shaped flowers are white to pink, with reddish brown hairs near the mouth of the corolla tube. They are sweet-scented, with the fragrance growing stronger in the evening.
The leaves are smooth, shiny dark green above, and paler below. Young leaves are velvety when young.
The bark is greyish or light brown with rough texture.
The fruits are pear-shaped, shiny green, maturing to brown. They become woody and split into two when ripe. They contain papery, winged seeds that are dispersed by the wind.