Thespesia acutiloba

An attractive small tree or shrub bearing yellow flowers.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 5m x 4m
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

An attractive small tree or shrub with a pale grey bark that becomes rough and furrowed.  The leaves are ivy-like and shiny-green with 5 prominent veins from the base.  It bears attractive, Hibiscus-like, lemon yellow flowers that close mid-afternoon and turn pinkish-brown as they age.  The fruit is a round, fleshy berry that attracts birds.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The flowers attract insects and the fruit is eaten by birds.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Coastal and riverine forest and bushveld.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, forest

LANDSCAPING USES:
An attractive garden specimen that can be used as a street tree.

FLOWERS:
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CULTIVATION:
Can be propagated from seed or cuttings.

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