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Offline Johan & Paula

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« on: August 25, 2013, 02:20:10 AM »
Hi everyone
I got this pot with only stiks in them, but look at it know. Full of leaves.
I wonder if anybody can put a namme to the tree so that I can see where to plant them. How tall they grow and how big they get
Thank you
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 02:23:12 AM »
Sorry here is the pic
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 10:06:03 AM »
Natal mahogany?
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 11:22:01 AM »
Think so too. Rooi-essenhout in Afrikaans.

Was it grown from cuttings? They grow enormous in the Lowveld, but frost will cut them down on the Highveld. I'm not sure it is suitable for a city garden. Very dark conopy, 100% shade all year.

Beautiful tree for parks and large gardens though.

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2013, 11:49:18 AM »
We have (had) a huge one (couldn't even put my arms around it to hug for my granddaughter - she hugs the little trees and ouma must do the big ones ;D)  in our front garden and my clivias were extremely happy underneath it - till it started dying.  I was told by the bore-hole guy that the roots must have hit the granite ledge and that was why it started dying in our hot summers??
It is a beautiful tree - grows very quickly but as Clemens said maybe not suitable for smaller gardens due to it's size and density.

But now I have a major problem with the clivias that lived under that tree......
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