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

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Cunonia capensis

Cunonia capensis | Red alder | Flowering tree

Red alder | Striking leaves and flowers | Oubaai Golf Estate

Gardening ideas

Suitable as focal point in a small garden. Cunonia capensis can be used for screening up to 10m in a large garden.

Cunonia capensis

Red alder


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It is mildly sensitive ( min. temperature is -0.5C)

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, compost rich

Medium: 10m high; 6m 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?

Insect feeders

up to 10m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

showy flowers

  • Value to game?

no value

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