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Cunonia

Cunonia spp.

2 Cunonia capensis flowers on Devils Peak indigenous forest - Cape Town by Abu Shawka (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Cunonia Overview

    Genus with around 26 tree or shrubs with lance to linear-shaped leaves with serrated margins in an odd-pinnate arrangement where stems have two opposite rows of leaflets, with one unpaired leaflet at the tip. Flowers are arranged densely on spike-like racemes. Racemes are triangular-shaped, unbranched structures where the oldest flowers are formed at the base and new blooms from the tip as the plant grows. The flowers are white, green, red or pink-purple, 5-petalled, with stamens longer than the petals, giving an overall fluffy appearance similar to bottlebrushes in the genus Callistemon.

    How to propagate Cunonia

    Seed

    Seed in spring.

    Cuttings

    Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

    Other uses of Cunonia

    Grown for their foliage, flowers and overall appearance.