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

Please find below key attributes of the tree that you are looking for. To see these attributes for another tree species, click  either Tree List Wizard (Find tree by attributes) or Tree List by name (Find tree by its name).

Clutia pulchella

Clutia pulchella | Lightning bush | A feature tree

Lightning bush | Shrub or small tree which always have a few red leaves | Montagu Pass

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a very small garden. Use Clutia pulchella as a screening plant up to 2m. It is something different.

Clutia pulchella



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

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, compost rich

Small: 2m high; 2m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are


  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?


up to 2m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

no value

More information? 

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