The Calpurnia aurea is a multi-stemmed shrub or small, graceful tree with a light, open crown. The tree normally grows to a height of 2 – 4 m. Synonyms: Calpurnia lasiogyne E. Mey. Calpurnia subdecandra (L’Hér.) Schweick. Podalyria aurea (Aiton) Willd. Robinia subdecandra L’Hér. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Large shrub or small tree growing m tall in the open or m in forests. Foliage: Odd-pinnate compound leaves (20 cm.

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In summer-rainfall areas the peak flowering period is mid- to late summer Dec-Febbut in the winter-rainfall Western Cape, particularly during hot dry summers, they don’t flower well in summer auera start up again in the autumn. The wood is yellowish with a dark brown heartwood that is heavy and hard but not much used.

Calpurnea aurea

Evergreen Plants that have leaves all year round. It is found growing in forest, on forest margins and in clearings, on hill sides or on the edge of woody kloofs and in bushveld. Prick out soon after the first pair of true leaves auurea developed – taking care not to damage the taproot. How do you cultivate this tree? These plants pave the calpurjia for slower-growing species by adding nutrients to the soil and creating leaf litter.


Skip aureaa main content. Is this really the best A database of Indigenous South African Flora. Intermediate forms were found in Zimbabwe, the former Transvaal and in the Eastern Cape. Dombeya rotundifolia — wild pear — drolpeer.

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Please send me a couple of photos if you can or more information information as to the size and where you are situated. In Ethiopia it is used to treat stomach complaints, headache, eye diseases, amoebic dysentery, scabies and as an insecticide. Calpurnia is easily raised from seed sown in spring or early summer.

Struik Publishers, Cape Town. The other species are: Click here to register. Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland, to Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Limpopo, northwards into tropical Africa to Ethiopia, and southern India, in forests, on forest margins and in clearings, on hill sides, on the edges of dalpurnia kloofs and in bushveld.

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Click on an image to enlarge it. Dassies eat the flower buds and young flowers.

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It is difficult to make transplanting suggestions without knowing the size of the plants. Three subspecies were recognized: Calpurnia is an ideal small tree for a small suburban garden, or for a tub in an aurfa courtyard.


The flowers are especially enticing to carpenter bees. Attracts bees, butterflies or other insects This plant attracts insects which can be food for birds or other creatures in your garden. Will broken stems shoot new roots? Summer Plants will seldom bloom for the entire season as given in the list, but should flower during a period within these parameters. Due to the collapse of our borehole, we have permanently closed the nursery.

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It also occurs northwards into tropical Africa cqlpurnia far as Ethiopia, and in southern India. How they got into your garden is a bit of a mystery as the seeds are not eaten by any birds that I know of. In Nigeria, the seeds are used to treat abscesses.

Celtis sinensis — Chinese hackberry — Chinese nettle tree. It was first described in from a plant growing in the Aures Botanic Gardens, Kew, that was said to have been introduced from Ethiopia in