Forest Boer-Bean

Schotia latifolia

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

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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.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White

Credits

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Schotia latifolia by Alice Aubrey, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, April 2007 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)