Terminalia sericea

A small to medium-sized deciduous tree with attractive grey-green foliage.
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 9m 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 deciduous tree that is common in sandy soils.  It has a spreading crown with horizontal branches.  The bark is grey and deeply fissured.  The grey-green leaves are clustered at branch ends and are covered in shiny, silvery hairs, making the whole tree look silvery from a distance.  The cream flowers are small and have a strong, unpleasant scent.  The fruit is a flat elliptic pod that is swollen at the seed.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The tree is a larval host plant for the Guineafowl butterfly (Hamanumida daedalus).

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Open woodland and bushveld.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, forest, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
FOLIAGE:
BARK:
BUTTERFLY LARVAL HOST:
Hamanumida daedalus (Guineafowl)

FULL GALLERY:
WITH THANKS TO: