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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).

Faurea saligna

Faurea saligna | Transvaal beech | A difficult to cultivate, scarce species with a handsome upright growth form. Striking autumn colors

Transvaal beech | showy green-white pendulous flowers | North-east Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a small garden. Faurea saligna is an out-of-the-ordinary tree with striking flowers and autumn colors.

Faurea saligna

Transvaal beech


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

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Medium: 8m high; 5m 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 modest water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?



  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

showy flowers

  • Value to game?

no value

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