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Caesalpinea ferrea – Libidibia ferrea – Leopard tree – Luiperdboom

Formerly Caesalpinea ferrea, Libidibia ferrea got its common name ‘Leopard tree’ from its beautifully marked bark which looks like leopard print. Although it may seem to be an African tree, it is native to Brazil. This tree prefers fertile, well-drained soils and full sun. It is also very hardy and will survive drought conditions and [...]

By |2019-06-28T11:49:38+02:00June 28th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Caesalpinea ferrea – Libidibia ferrea – Leopard tree – Luiperdboom

Caesalpinia ferrea – Leopard tree – Luiperdboom

The beautiful Leopard tree originates from Brazil although despite its deceptively ‘African’ name!  The smooth bark of this tree leads to the common name as it exfoliates easily, but incompletely.  Dark patches are often seen against the light background bringing to mind the spots of the African Leopard. The slender, deciduous Caesalpinia ferrea prefers a [...]

By |2016-11-01T11:25:51+02:00November 1st, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Caesalpinia ferrea – Leopard tree – Luiperdboom
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