The Calpurnia aurea is a multi-stemmed shrub or small, graceful tree with a light, open crown. The tree normally grows to a height of 2 – 4 m. Synonyms: Calpurnia lasiogyne E. Mey. Calpurnia subdecandra (L’Hér.) Schweick. Podalyria aurea (Aiton) Willd. Robinia subdecandra L’Hér. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Large shrub or small tree growing m tall in the open or m in forests. Foliage: Odd-pinnate compound leaves (20 cm.

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Intermediate forms were found in Zimbabwe, the former Transvaal and in the Eastern Cape. Calpurnea aurea seedlings Hi P.

Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland, to Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Limpopo, northwards into tropical Africa to Czlpurnia, and southern India, in forests, on forest margins and in clearings, on hill sides, on the edges of woody kloofs and in bushveld. Files must be less than 2 MB.

Calpurnia aurea – Wild laburnum – Geelkeurboom – Sun Trees

In summer-rainfall areas the peak flowering period is mid- to late summer Dec-Febbut area the winter-rainfall Western Cape, particularly during hot dry summers, they don’t flower well in summer but start up again in the autumn. In forests it can be a 9 to 15 m tree while in the open it is more often a shrub or small tree 2 – 4 m tall.

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This species flowers when still young. Wild Garden An indigenous garden planted for the benefit of wildlife and birds. Ummm Hi Carra My apologies for having taken so long to reply to your comment. Tree A woody, self-supporting perennial plant usually with a single main stem and generally growing more than 6 meters tall. Login to add your Comment Not registered auurea It is difficult to make transplanting suggestions without calpuria the size of the plants.

It was first described in from a plant growing in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, that was said to have been introduced from Ethiopia in Filler Either a fast growing tree or shrub used temporarily to fill in an area while the permanent plants grow to a desired size, or a plant used to fill gaps in borders or auurea.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: Calpurnia aurea

Seed germinates in days. Plant the right way For those calpurmia you who have a clay problem try: Halleria lucida — Tree fuschia — Notsung. Ideal for small gardens or even container planting, this stunning little tree is an asset to any garden with its soft foliage and striking flowers.

By Edeth Mukaro T I live in zone 9. Water Moderate These plants will need some extra watering compared to water-wise plants.

Have one growing in my veggie garden Hi – I have 1 growing in the soil of my veggie garden. Grow it as the backdrop for a herbaceous border, in groups for a mass display. Leave A Comment Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a calpurniq.


Roots Non-invasive Safe to plant near pools, paving, walls or buildings. Calpurnia aurea Aiton Benth. Recent Plant Comments Takke wat vrek.

The old method of digging a deep hole and filling it with soil and compost has resulted in many trees failing to thrive, dying, rotting at the base or worse still, falling over in later years due to poor root development. Will broken stems shoot new roots?

Balkema, Cape Town Pooley, E. Border A strip of ground, at the edge of a driveway or path in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil and water well in summer. They do not shed excessive leaves and do not have invasive root systems. The pods are indehiscent do not split open when mature. Calpurnia is easily raised from seed sown in spring or early summer.

Partial Shade The area is in shade for part of the day and in full sun for part of the day.

The other species are: Any tips you can share? Protect young plants from frost. Attracts bees, butterflies or other insects This plant attracts insects which can be food for birds or other creatures in your garden.