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Calodendrum Capense - Cape Chestnut - Stunning Pink Flower - Rare - 5 Seeds

Calodendrum capense, a beautiful tree from the Cape, the name says it all: kalos means beautiful, and dendron is Greek for tree, capense is Latin for from the Cape. It is not only a tree of the Cape, but also a tree of Africa. At the coast this tree is often evergreen, but inland it is deciduous with rich yellow autumn colours. In a forest environment, this tree can reach heights of up to 20 m, but at the forest margin or in the open it is shorter, approx. 7 m, with a more spreading canopy. In general this is a handsome well-shaped tree with a single trunk and a dense rounded canopy. The trunk is smooth and an attractive mottled streaky grey, buttressed and lichen-covered in older specimens. The leaves are dark green, relatively large (5-22 cm long x 2-10 cm wide), simple, with untoothed undulate margins, and elliptic in shape. When in bloom, the whole canopy turns pink. It is a magnificent sight. The flowers are large and striking, faintly sweet-scented and carried in conspicuous terminal panicles during early summer. USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) - USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

5 Seeds

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