8 x 8 m
purple pink; November – March; spring summer autumn
sun; semi-shade; shade tree; wildlife monkeys baboons butterflies birds butterfly host
urban streets; woodland forest; Coastal KZN; Coastal Eastern Cape
Subtropical East Coast; Thicket
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A tree with a beautiful form; the spreading canopy makes for a lovely shade tree. Attractive textured and fissured brown-grey bark. Long mauve to pink flowers stand well above the compound leaves – flowering begins in the second to third year. Deciduous for about a week in early summer; new leaves are a lovely purple changing to bright green. Non-aggressive roots. Eastern Cape, KwaZulu- Natal.