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Cunonia Capensis 20lt


Cunonia Capensis 20lt
Common Name: Red Spieder Tree, Butterspoon Tree

Appearance: Butterspoon is a small to medium-sized tree that typically reaches a height of 4-6 meters, although it may grow taller under favourable conditions. It has a dense, rounded canopy with a spreading growth habit. The bark is smooth and greyish-brown.

Leaves: The leaves of Cunonia capensis are simple, alternate, and have a distinctive shape resembling a spoon, which gives rise to the common name “Butterspoon.” The leaves are bright green and glossy, and they can turn reddish or coppery in colour before shedding.

Flowers: The tree produces small, white to cream-colored flowers that are arranged in terminal clusters. The flowers are often fragrant and are attractive to bees and other pollinators.

Fruits: After flowering, Butterspoon develops small, rounded fruits that contain seeds. The fruits are not particularly showy but contribute to seed dispersal by birds and other wildlife.

Habitat: Cunonia capensis is typically found in various habitats, including forests, woodlands, and rocky slopes. It is commonly grown in gardens and parks as an ornamental tree.

Uses: The wood of Butterspoon is not extensively used commercially due to its relatively small size, but it is occasionally used for making small items such as tool handles. The tree is valued for its ornamental qualities, including its attractive leaves and flowers, making it a popular choice in landscaping and gardens.


Cunonia Capensis 20lt