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Caesalpinia bracteata

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Caesalpinia bracteata
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Caesalpinia bracteata represents a fairly recent discovery. It is a rare, thorny shrub with beautiful pink flowers, endemic to the dry desert of the lower Orange River, in the Northern Cape and southern Namibia. It is easily grown from seed and an asset to desert and Karoo gardens.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Special features

Drought resistant

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Credits

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by Ernst van Jaarsveld, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (Retired), Babylonstoren Farm, Extraordinary senior lecturer and researcher, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation, University of the W. Cape., January 2017 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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