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A picture of a Cape Rattle-Pod

Cape Rattle-Pod

Crotalaria capensis

Also known as

Cape Laburnum, Bukheshezane

Full Sun
Easy care
Tender

10a-11b

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Cape Rattle-Pod

Trifoliate leaves
Dry seedpods
Flapnecked Chameleon lurking.Copyright G Nichols

Cape Rattle-Pod Overview

Clusters of large golden yellow flowers and seedpod bunches that rattle with dry seeds make this quick-growing shrub a delight in any garden. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

How to propagate Cape Rattle-Pod

Cuttings

Seed

Cortalaria seeds possess a hard outer coating, impervious to water. To germinate, they require boiling water treatment or scarification. Seed is best sown in spring or autumn. Optimal temperature for germination is between 18-22°C.

Special features of Cape Rattle-Pod

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Attracts bees

Pioneer

Other uses of Cape Rattle-Pod

Other uses