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Cussonia spicata

Common names: Lowveld Cabbage Tree (E); umSenge (Z); Laeveld Kiepersol (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Tree

Cussonia spicata

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

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

Cussonia spicata

DESCRIPTION

An evergreen tree with a distinctive form. It has a yellowish-grey, thick and corky bark. The compound leaves are crowded at the end of the branches and are up to 70cm in diameter. They have 5-9 dark green (or bluish-green) leaflets with a toothed margin. The flowers are greenish-yellow and are closely packed along thick spikes. The fruit develops on these spikes, turning purple when mature.

LANDSCAPING USES
An attractive focal plant to use in a large garden or in a rockery
FOLIAGE
BARK

2 Responses

  1. Hi Alida

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    Yes, the Cussonia spicata will grow in George. Note that the roots system is aggressive so it should not be planted less than 5m from a building or paving.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

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