Shrub large; Tree small
3 - 4 m
yellow December to February; summer
sun; semi-shade; container; wildlife carpenter bees butterflies; small area trees; narrow spaces;
woodland forest; bushveld; coastal kzn; grassland
thicket; highveld; subtropical east coast; bushveld savanna
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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.