Combretum erythrophyllum – Rooiblaar – Umdubu

Well known for its spectacular red autumn colours, Combretum erythrophyllum is a deciduous to semi-deciduous indigenous tree of South Africa. The tree is fast growing, reaching a height of 4-6m in three years when growing conditions are conducive. Its distribution stretches from Zimbabwe in the north to Eastern Cape in the South. Although this tree is usually found growing naturally along rivers and [...]

By |2022-04-01T11:47:07+02:00March 25th, 2022|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Combretum erythrophyllum – Rooiblaar – Umdubu

Combretum erythrophyllum – River bushwillow – Vaderlandswilg – Umdubu

A beautiful deciduous to semi-deciduous tree with willow-like dense foliage. Combretum erythrophyllum is very hardy, fast growing and can reach a mature height of 5-12m.  Although this tree is found growing naturally along rivers and streams, it can adapt to conditions in most gardens. The distribution of this tree stretches from Limpopo, North West Province, [...]

By |2021-01-20T14:27:48+02:00January 20th, 2021|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Combretum erythrophyllum – River bushwillow – Vaderlandswilg – Umdubu

Combretum erythrophyllum – River bushwillow – Vaderlandswilg

The River bushwillow is a fast growing, deciduous tree that will grow to a height of 5 – 12 m and has a lovely spreading crown that can reach a diameter of 9 – 10 m.  A striking feature of this tree is the foliage.  The leaves emerge during spring with a soft green colour, [...]

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