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Combretum Krausii 20lt

R455.00

Combretum Krausii 20lt
Common Name: Forest Bushwillow

Combretum krausii, commonly known as Forest Bushwillow, is a species of flowering tree belonging to the Combretaceae family. It is native to various regions in southern Africa, including countries such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. Forest Bushwillow is a characteristic tree of wooded and forested areas in its native range.

Appearance: Forest Bushwillow is a medium to large-sized tree that can grow up to 10-20 meters in height, although it may reach greater heights under favourable conditions. It has a straight, cylindrical trunk and a spreading, rounded crown with dense foliage.

Leaves: The leaves are simple, opposite or subopposite, and usually measure around 5-10 cm in length. They are elliptical to lance-shaped and have a glossy green appearance. The leaves turn yellow or orange in the fall before shedding.

Flowers: The tree produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are greenish or cream-colored. The flowers are borne in dense, elongated spikes, which are attractive to various pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Fruits: After flowering, Forest Bushwillow develops fruits that are small, woody capsules containing seeds. The fruits are often eaten and dispersed by birds and other wildlife.

Habitat: As its name suggests, Forest Bushwillow is typically found in wooded areas, forests, and along riverbanks in its native range. It prefers well-drained soils and can tolerate a range of environmental conditions.

Uses: Combretum krausii has some uses in traditional medicine in certain regions. The tree’s bark and leaves are sometimes used for medicinal purposes by local communities. Additionally, the wood of Forest Bushwillow is used for various purposes, including making furniture and as firewood.

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Combretum Krausii 20lt