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Loxostylis alata

Common names: Tarwood, Wild Pepper Tree (E); isiBara (Z); Tierhout (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Tree

Loxostylis alata

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

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

Loxostylis alata

DESCRIPTION

A small evergreen tree with a pale grey flaking bark with shallow fissures. The compound leaves have slender, yellowish-green leaflets. Young leaflets have a reddish tinge. White male and female flowers are borne on separate trees in dense terminal sprays. Female flowers turn dark red when old and contain small fruit.

LANDSCAPING USES
An attractive tree suitable for medium gardens.
GARDEN THEMES
Forest, Woodland
FOLIAGE
BARK

4 Responses

  1. Hi Derek

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    It sounds like your tree may have a fungal infection which could possibly be from over-watering or something in the soil.

    Take a cutting to your nearest nursery and perhaps they can recommend something to save your tree.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  2. I have a Loxostylis alata tree that I planted about 18 months ago and stand about 2 metres high. It was attacked by aphids and lost some of the newer shoots. I did spray the tree with soapy water and have got rid of the aphids, but the tree does not look healthy. Many of the leaves are curling up and have black spots on the under side. All the new growth seems stunted. The tree is in good soil and is well watered. I live in Sedgefield in the Garden Route. Could you help with any recommendations, thanks.

  3. Hi Munro

    Always useful to have feedback from a landscaper.

    Please continue visiting our site as your comments will be useful.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

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