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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

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