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Calodendrum capense

Cape Chestnut

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Calodendrum capense
Principal Common Name Cape Chestnut
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Synonym
Description A slow growing small to medium tree that blooms in late spring early summer. The showy pink flowers are clusters measuring 10-12 in high and wide. Close up, each delicate flower has five long narrow pale pink petals (4-5 cm x 0.5 cm), alternating with five petal-like staminodes (sterile stamens), also pale pink but conspicuously dotted with purplish to maroon glands.
General Comments Locate away from prevailing winds. Do not plant in sandy soil.
Origin
Nativity South Africa
Height Range 25 - 40 FT
Spread Range 25 - 40 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 19 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Coarse
Form Small Tree : Tree
Flower Color Pink
Flower Time Spring : Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Color : Flower

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