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

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Combretum erythrophyllum

Combretum erythrophyllum | River bushwillow | A very hardy tree. A good shade tree for parking lots, street beautification, children's playground and more.

Combretum erythrophyllum | River bushwillow | A no nonsense, easy to grow, deciduous tree with many gardening applications

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a small garden. Plant a single Combretum erythrophylum to provide shade in summer and filtered sunlight in winter. A hardy tree with a pleasing and informal shape.

Combretum erythrophyllum

River bushwillow


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It is very hardy -survives a minimum temperature of -6C

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained compost rich

Medium: 10m high; 8m crown

  • Mature size?

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  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?



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  • Value to game?

no value

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