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Tree Wisteria

Bolusanthus speciosus

Also known as

Vanwykshout (Afr.), Umholo (Zulu), Mogaba (Northern Sotho)

Full Sun
Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Tree Wisteria
A photo of Tree Wisteria
A photo of Tree Wisteria


The tree wisteria is certainly one of the most spectacular of our indigenous trees when in flower, mimicking the splendour of the jacaranda, which unfortunately is proving to be an invader species in parts of South Africa. Given time and effort this tree could replace the jacaranda trees from Argentina and carpet Pretoria streets with indigenous purple blooms instead. ZA Distribution: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Special Features

Drought resistant


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