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A picture of a Fever Tree

Fever Tree

Valhellia xanthoploea

Photo by Peace_In_The_Home_Man (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Fever Tree Overview

An attractive semi-deciduous tree growing up to 25m tall with striking green-yellow bark and branches. It has a spreading or flat-ish crown and does not have many leaves. Has bright yellow ball-like flowers from Spring to early Summer with a sweet scent. Naturally occurring near rivers and swamps (associated with malaria, and fevers - hence the name). Fixes nitrogen in the soil, is a striking garden plant and attracts birds nesting. A decorative tree for gardens, a fodder source and attracting birds nesting. Traditional remedies include treating fever and eye issues.

Common problems with Fever Tree

Problem free.

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    How to harvest Fever Tree

    Harvest as needed to use medicinally.

    How to propagate Fever Tree


    Sow seeds 1.5 times deeper than the size of the seed - It will germinate in 6-8 weeks.

    Special features of Fever Tree

    Attracts birds

    Birds love the save prtected branches to nest in.

    Attracts useful insects

    The flowers attrack nectar-loving birds.

    Drought resistant

    Root system source water from deep underneath the soil surface while the little leaves minimise water transpiration.

    Hedge plant

    Make an effective large screen along fences limiting movement through with thorns.

    Other uses of Fever Tree

    A decorative tree for gardens, a fodder source, attracting birds nesting, Traditional remedies to treat fever and eye issues.


    The name Fever tree refer to the trees growing in tropical areas close to streams - and often Malaria areas. It is used in treatments of fever!