Philenoptera violacea – Apple leaf – Appelblaar

A beautiful semi-deciduous tree with an open rounded crown. In South Africa, Philenoptera violacea is found growing naturally in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Eastern Cape. Although this tree is initially slow growing, it can reach a mature height of 15m when growing conditions are favourable. The leaves of this tree are compound with [...]

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Philenoptera violacea–Apple-leaf – Appelblaar–Umbhandu

The Apple-leaf is a semi-deciduous protected tree of South Africa characterised with an open rounded crown and a flaking bark. Its distribution in Africa stretches from Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania in the North to KwaZulu-Natal in the South. Although this tree occurs on all types of soils, it mainly favours sandy or alluvial [...]

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Philenoptera violacea – Apple-leaf – Appelblaar

The hardy, medium to large sized Philenoptera violacea is a protected tree in South Africa and is found from the Eastern Cape, through Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga to Limpopo.  Semi-deciduous, the tree can grow to a height of 15 m and has a wide-spreading, open rounded crown. Attractive green-grey leathery leaves appear in spring and the [...]

By |2016-09-07T10:22:30+02:00September 7th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Philenoptera violacea – Apple-leaf – Appelblaar
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