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Combretum molle

Common names: Velvet Bushwillow (E); umBondwe (Z); Basterrooibos (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Tree

Combretum molle

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

FRAGRANT

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

12m x 9m
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

Combretum molle

DESCRIPTION

A multi-stemmed tree with a dense crown. The bark is dark-grey, rough and fissured. The large, soft and velvety leaves turn bronze in autumn. The greenish-yellow flowers are heavily scented. The 4-winged fruit dries to a golden reddish-brown and remain on the tree into the following flowering season.

LANDSCAPING USES
An beneficial tree to have in a wildlife-friendly garden as it attracts insects and birds.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Woodland
FLOWERS
BARK

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