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

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Khaya anthotheca

Khaya anthotheca | Red mahogany | Fast growing shade tree

Khaya anthotheca | Red mahogany | A fast growing, very large, evergreen tree | North East Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Suitable for planting in a very large garden or park as a fast growing, evergreen shade tree. It needs ample water and root space.

Khaya anthotheca

Red mahogany


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

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Very large: 30m high; 20m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are

very aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs much water

  • Sexes?

Male and female flower on same the tree

  • Birds?



  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

no value

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