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Afrocarpus falcatus (Podocarpus falcatus) (100 seeds)

R25.00

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Afrocarpus falcatus (Podocarpus falcatus)(Podocarpaceae) Outiniqua Yellowwood (e), Outeniekwageelhout (a), umPume (z), Umkhoba (x). This large, very hardy, evergreen forest tree has small narrow, dark green leaves. The mature trees have beautiful, dark purplish-brown and flaking bark that flakes off in circular pieces. The female cones develop into yellow fleshy fruits that take a year to ripen. Birds, bats and monkeys are attracted to the fruit. This decorative tree grows fairly quickly in garden conditions in shade or semi-shade. The timber is highly prized for furniture. Size 10 to 45m : in Gauteng up to 12m. S.A. No. 16. Sowing: Sow in spring. Seeds have a hard outer shell and take up to 4 months to germinate and can therefore be scarified. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: August 2023

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