2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Wild Pride Of India Overview
The Wild Pride of India is a multi-stemmed shrub or tree. This tree is part of a small family of herbs, small trees and shrubs found in subtropical and tropical regions. The stems are often crooked and the branches lie low. The pale bark is smooth when young, but has a rough appearance and cracks into blocks when the tree is older. The tree is attractive in spring when the old leaves turn red before dropping and the coloured new leaves emerge. Its attractive flowerheads and coloured spring foliage make it a popular ornamental tree. ZA Distribution: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.
Common problems with Wild Pride Of India
Generally problem free.
Wild Pride Of India Companion Plants
Under plant with woodland grasses and dry shade plants.
How to harvest Wild Pride Of India
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Wild Pride Of India
Sow in trays filled with river sand, cover with a thin layer of fine sand and keep it moist. Germination takes 7-10 days.
Special features of Wild Pride Of India
Birds are attracted tot eh insects in the trees.
Attracts useful insects
The flowers also attract flies and butterflies and this in turn attracts many insect-eating birds.
The wild pride-of- India can be successfully planted in containers and makes excellent bonsai specimens.
Can be grown as a hedge.
Adult trees can withstand long periods of drought.
Other uses of Wild Pride Of India
This tree has good horticultural potential and is quite attractive as a hedge plant. It has a non-aggressive root system and can be planted close to walls and paved areas. The wild pride-of- India can be successfully planted in containers and makes excellent bonsai specimens.