View Larger Image Rhus tomentosa Today we are looking at the Rhus tomentosa. The Wild Currant is a small shade tree that is ideal for use in small gardens. This deciduous tree attains a height of 3 – 4m and has a non invasive rooting habit. The fresh green foliage has a pleasing leaf arrangement and there is a sinuous elegance to the tree’s growth habit. The tree bears sprays of small greenish flowers from May to November and is followed by fruit that is covered with dense, greyish, furry hairs. The bark is smooth and grey and used in tanning. The Wild Currant is a hardy tree that is not frost sensitive and is drought tolerant once established. This colourful tree provides year round appeal and grows easily in a variety of soils By sandra|2018-09-21T14:47:51+02:00May 2nd, 2014|Tree of the Week|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail About the Author: sandra Related Posts Tabernaemontana elegans – Toad tree – laeveldse paddaboom Gallery Tabernaemontana elegans – Toad tree – laeveldse paddaboom Heteropyxis natalensis – Lavender tree – Laventelboom Gallery Heteropyxis natalensis – Lavender tree – Laventelboom Pterocarpus rotundifolius – Bloodwood – dopperkiaat Gallery Pterocarpus rotundifolius – Bloodwood – dopperkiaat Bauhinia tomentosa – Yellow bauhinia – Geelbeesklou – Isithibathibana Gallery Bauhinia tomentosa – Yellow bauhinia – Geelbeesklou – Isithibathibana Syzygium paniculatum – Brush cherry – Magenta lilly pilly Gallery Syzygium paniculatum – Brush cherry – Magenta lilly pilly Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.