This medium to large spreading tree is known for its beautiful scented foxglove-like flowers which bloom in spring before the leaves emerge. It has an extensive and shallow root network which can become a problem in small gardens. It is an invasive tree in South Africa.
Harvest seed pods in autumn.
Dig a trench around a young tree. Follow a root until you find a piece 30 cm long the same width as a pencil. Using sterile secateurs remove the piece from the mother plant and place in potting soil. It shall send up shoots soon.
Sow seed in Spring. Keepmoist until roots have developed.
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Leaf juice is used in the treatment of warts.
Leaves are susceptible to rust.