The Calpurnia aurea is a multi-stemmed shrub or small, graceful tree with a light, open crown. The tree normally grows to a height of 2 – 4 m. Synonyms: Calpurnia lasiogyne E. Mey. Calpurnia subdecandra (L’Hér.) Schweick. Podalyria aurea (Aiton) Willd. Robinia subdecandra L’Hér. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Large shrub or small tree growing m tall in the open or m in forests. Foliage: Odd-pinnate compound leaves (20 cm.

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Generally plants used do not need a lot of care. I would also like to grow more of these from the seed pods.

Calpurnia aurea

I live in zone 9. In time and left to its own devices it can form an interestingly-shaped focal point. What code is in the image? The wood is yellowish with a dark brown heartwood that is heavy and hard but not much used. These plants pave the way for slower-growing species qurea adding nutrients to the soil and creating leaf litter.

Unspecified parts are used to destroy maggots and the leaves are used to treat allergic rashes, particularly those caused by caterpillars. Calpurnea aurea seedlings Hi P.

During the summer an interesting plant emerged and I allowed it to grow to calpurnua what it would be. It also occurs northwards into tropical Africa as ca,purnia as Ethiopia, and in southern India.

Ideal for the protection of herbaceous plants. How they got into your garden is a bit of a mystery as the seeds are not eaten by any birds that I know of.

Calpurnia aurea – Wild laburnum – Geelkeurboom – Sun Trees

The pods are indehiscent do not split open when mature. Dassies eat the flower buds and young flowers. Attracts bees, butterflies or other insects This plant attracts insects which can be food for birds or other creatures in your garden.


A database of Indigenous South African Flora. Recent Plant Comments Takke wat vrek. Cape calpkrnia Wild laburnum. Leave this field blank.

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Notify me when new comments are posted. Click on an image to enlarge it. The flowers are showy and appear in hanging clusters, attracting birds and butterflies to the garden.

Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland, to Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Limpopo, northwards into tropical Africa to Ethiopia, and southern India, in forests, on forest margins and in clearings, on hill sides, on the edges of woody kloofs and in bushveld.

Water Features These plants may have dramatic, lush foliage or graceful form. Water Moderate These plants will need some extra watering compared to water-wise plants. The specimen in my garden is situated in the teeth of the wind and is reasonably wind resistant, but a few stems do break off in very strong winds.

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In summer-rainfall areas the peak flowering period is mid- to late summer Dec-Febbut in the winter-rainfall Western Cape, particularly during hot dry summers, they don’t flower well in summer but start up again in the autumn.

Google QR Code Generator. Struik Publishers, Cape Town. Mulch well to retain moisture. Pioneer for new gardens A very fast growing plant, able to withstand hardship, that can be used to populate land that has recently been cleared of natural vegetation. Halleria calpurnnia — Tree fuschia — Notsung. It is found growing in forest, on forest margins and in clearings, on hill sides or on calpurna edge of woody kloofs and in bushveld.

Have one growing in my veggie garden Hi aurwa I have 1 growing in the soil of my veggie garden.


Grow it in sun or semi-shade, although a plant in full sun will produce more flowers. In East Africa, leaf sap is used to destroy maggots in wounds. I am curious as to how you were recognised the seedlings – have they flowered already and how big are they? New Tree Planting Tree People: Calpurniaa Calpurnea Aurea How do you cultivate this tree?

Prick out soon after the first pair of true leaves have developed – taking care not to damage the taproot.

Calpurnia aurea — Wild laburnum — Geelkeurboom. Calpurnia aurea is the most widespread of the genus.

The tree normally grows to a height of 2 — 4 m and is very fast growing. Moderate The plant aureaa moderately adapted to arid conditions and can survive short periods of drought and high temperatures without extra water. Juglans regia — Common walnut — English walnut. Container Trees, shrubs and ornamental species that can adapt to growing in a restricted environment. Evergreen, the tree is best known for its beautiful golden-yellow flowers that usually bloom in mid-summer and keeps on flowering for a long time.

The Zulu name umkhiphampethu means ‘maggot-extractor’. Half-hardy The plant is able to survive low temperatures and some frost but requires protection against severe frost.

Will broken stems shoot new roots?

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Calpurnia aurea subsp. aurea

The foliage of the Wild laburnum is a light green and has a soft, drooping nature. They are a fresh light green, graceful and drooping.

Flowers are visited by carpenter bees and many other insects. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil and water well in summer.