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Cunonia capensis


Cunonia capensis

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Fast growing African plant that can develop into a rounded tree in ideal conditions. Attractive shiny leaves that have bronzy-red new growth the shape of a butter-knife, this matures in a dark green with a reddish tinge. Clusters of small cream flowers densely crowded on long spikes in summer. Shade or sun. Avoid heavy frost or very dry sites.

 
Genus
Cunonia
Species   capensis
Cultivar  

Common name
Butter Knife Bush

Family name
Cunoniaceae
Place of origin
South Africa


DETAILS
Height
3 m
Width
2 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil / Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Prefers even soil moisture

Exposure
Grows in sun or semi-shade / Tolerates coastal sites / Will tolerate moderate frosts

Magnificent / Sanctuary / Texture

Trees

Category
Small 4.5 to 9 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 4 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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