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

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Combretum molle

Combretum molle | Velvet bush willow | small tree with non-aggressive roots

Velvet bush willow | a good choice for a small garden | Leeuwfontein Estates, Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Suitable for planting in a small garden as "something different". The tree's velvety leaves is really unique. Combretum molle bears attractive seeds.

Combretum molle

Velvet bush willow


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

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Small: 5m high; 4m 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?



  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

browse leaves

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