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Combretum imberbe (100 seeds)


100 in stock

Combretum imberbe (Combretaceae). Leadwood (e), Hardekool (a), imPondondlovu (z), Mohwwelere-tshipi (ns),mmMondzo (tso), Motswiri (setsw), umMondo (Sw), muheri (v). Hardy, huge, deciduous tree which can grow to tremendous old age. The silvery-green leaves are unusually small for a Combretum. The small, white, puffball flowers, borne from Sept. to March, are very fragrant and attract a myriad of insects and birds. The pale grey bark is cracked and fissured into squares and oblongs. Plant in sun or semi-shade in well-drained soil. It grows reasonably fast in cultivation and has non-aggressive roots. The wood is exceptionally hard and heavy and has many traditional and farming uses. Size up to 15m. S.A. No. 539. Sowing: Sow seeds in summer in a well drained medium. Locality: Pietersburg. Harvest: August 2023

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