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

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Rauvolfia caffra

Rauvolfia caffra | Quinine tree | Kinnaboom | Frost sensitive garden tree

Rauvolfia caffra | Quinine tree | Kinaboom | Semi-deciduous shade tree, Nature's Valley

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a large garden. Rauvolfia caffra has large glossy leaves and will provide dense shade. It grows well in clay soil.

Rauvolfia caffra

Quinine tree


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

  • It will grow in soil type:

clay soil

Large: 15m high, 12m crown

  • Mature size?

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  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are


  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs much water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters


  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

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