A picture of a Mountain cabbage tree

Mountain cabbage tree

Cussonia paniculata

Also known as

Bergkiepersol (Afr.), Umsenge (Xho, Sw), Umsengembuzi (Zulu)

Full Sun
Easy care
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5m

Max

3m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cussonia paniculata
Unlobed leaves of C.paniculata subsp.paniculata

Mountain cabbage tree Overview

This evergreen tree makes a beautiful focal point in a garden as it has an unusual shape, interesting gnarled bark and stunning, large, grey-green leaves. Plants show up especially well in a layout where rocks are used. Gardeners growing indigenous South African plants favour them greatly for their unique appearance. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, Western Cape.

Special features of Mountain cabbage tree

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Other uses of Mountain cabbage tree

Other uses