Natal Flame Bush
Natal Flame Tree, Breekhout (Afr.), Isiqalaba (Xhosa), Igibampondo, Umcumane (Zulu)
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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.
Not usually harvested.
Seed often have insect damage, but viable seeds germinate in moist sandy soil mixes.
Take cuttings from mature wood.
Attracts useful insects
South Africa, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Insects love the seeds.