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TreeBook: Tree Species Indigenous to Southern Africa,   indexed by Scientific name.

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Calodendrum capense

Calodendrum capense | Cape chestnut | Flowering tree | hardy

Cape chestnut | Stunning flowers in profusion | George area

Gardening ideas

Suitable for planting in a large garden as focal point or shade tree. Calodendrum capense bears spectacular pink flowers

Calodendrum capense

Cape chestnut


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It is hardy -survives a min. temperature of -2C

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, compost rich

Medium: 8m high; 8m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs much water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters


  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

showy flowers in profusion

  • Value to game?

no value

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