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

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Leucosidea sericea

Leucosidea sericea | Old wood | Very frost hardy tree

Leucosidea sericea | Old wood | Fast growing, evergreen tree for screening | North-east Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a large garden. Old wood can be used as a fast growing, dense, screening tree in very cold areas. It may need occasional pruning to keep it neat and its size in tact.

Leucosidea sericea

Old wood


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It is very hardy (min. temperature is -6C)

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Medium: 6m high; 8m 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?


up to 5m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

brows leaves

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