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Searsia lancea

Searsia karee | Karee | Swartkaree, Rooikaree | A very hardy, dependable, evergreen tree | Leeuwfontein Estates

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a small garden. Karee is one of only a few evergreen trees which tolerates severe frost. It has a spreading growth form and needs occasional pruning to form a canopy at height. Its black, rough trunk and branches are characteristic of the species and makes for a striking presentation in the garden. It is an easy grower, but can be messy at times.

Searsia lancea

Karee

Rooikaree, Swartkaree

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It is very hardy -survives a min. temperature of -6C

  • It will grow in soil type:

clay soil

Medium: 8m high, 8m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

No

  • It's leaf growth is

evergreen

  • It's growth rate is

medium

  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Drought tolerant

  • Sexes?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

None

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

inconspicuous

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

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