Bee bee tree
Also known as
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Bee bee tree Overview
Deciduous, spreading tree with smooth grey bark and ash-like, dark green leaves which turn yellow in the autumn. Large clusters of small, fragrant, 5-petalled white flowers in July/August are then followed by clusters of small red fruit which, when ripened, open to reveal black buckshot seeds.
How to propagate Bee bee tree
Softwood cuttings in summer, by seed in autumn. Root cuttings in late winter.
Other uses of Bee bee tree
Attracts large numbers of bees and is prized by beekeepers as a source for late summer honey. The seeds are also popular with birds.