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Forest Boer-Bean

Schotia latifolia

Also known as

Bush Boer-Bean, bosboerboon, Boerboontjie (Afr.), Umgxam, Umxamo (Isixhosa), Umgxamu (Isizulu)

Full Sun
Easy care
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Forest Boer-Bean Overview

The attractive pink blooms of the forest boer-bean are probably its most distinctive feature, unlike its close relatives, the weeping boer-bean (Schotia brachypetala), the dwarf boer-bean (S. capitata), and the Karoo boer-bean (S. afra) which usually have scarlet flowers. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Special features of Forest Boer-Bean

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Other uses of Forest Boer-Bean

Other uses

Edible