This plant has a mild fragrance
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Natal Flame Bush Overview
Beatiful flowering tree with long lasting red flowers followed by winged fruit. It is a protected tree, but popular with tree collectors and worthwhile to consider in town gardens too. The evergreen leaves make a beautiful crown over time. The wood breaks easily and lead to the Afrikaans name 'Breekhout'. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.
Common problems with Natal Flame Bush
Insects love the seeds.
How to harvest Natal Flame Bush
Not usually harvested.
How to propagate Natal Flame Bush
Seed often have insect damage, but viable seeds germinate in moist sandy soil mixes.
Take cuttings from mature wood.