Millettia grandis

Water Needs

low; moderate

Millettia grandis
Tree
Umzimbeet

8 x 8 m

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

moderate

Flowers

purple pink; November – March; spring summer autumn

sun; semi-shade; shade tree; wildlife monkeys baboons butterflies birds butterfly host

Garden Situation

Habitat

urban streets; woodland forest; Coastal KZN; Coastal Eastern Cape

Region

Subtropical East Coast; Thicket

Rain Season

summer

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Description

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.

Millettia grandis
Millettia grandis