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Cordia caffra

Common names: Septee (E); iLovu (Z); Septeeboom (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Shrub, Tree

Cordia caffra

DECIDUOUS

FULL SUN

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

FRAGRANT

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

6m 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

Cordia caffra

DESCRIPTION

A small tree or shrub wiht a somewhat drooping crown of glossy light-green foliage. It has a distinctive smooth creamy-tan bark. The leaves are ovate, hairy when young, becoming shiny when mature. The white flowers are bell-shaped, sweetly scented and are borne on slender stalks. The fruit is a spherical fleshy berry that ripens to orange.

LANDSCAPING USES
An attractive shrub for the back of a mixed border. The berries are attractive to birds.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Forest, Woodland
FOLIAGE
BARK

2 Responses

  1. Hi Nozibele

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    We’re constantly updating the site so please visit regularly to learn more.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

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