Calpurnia aurea

Water Needs

moderate

Calpurnia aurea
Shrub large; Tree small
Natal laburnum

3 - 4 m

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade;

Frost

light

Flowers

yellow December to February; summer

sun; semi-shade; container; wildlife carpenter bees butterflies; small area trees; narrow spaces;

Garden Situation

Habitat

woodland forest; bushveld; coastal kzn; grassland

Region

thicket; highveld; subtropical east coast; bushveld savanna

Rain Season

summer

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Description

Drooping sprays of bright yellow flowers cover this small tree in a good year. The canopy is light and high up so provides only limited shade. Carpenter bees love the flowers. Some gardeners suggest the tree only lasts 5 or so years, but mine is 14 years old and still flowers profusely. Grows in forest, on forest margins and in clearings, on hillsides or the edge of wooded kloofs and in bushveld; Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Calpurnia aurea
Calpurnia aurea