White Karee, Willow Karee, River Karee , Witkaree (Afr.), Witkaree, Rivierkaree, Kareehout, Kareeboom Rosynebos, Rosyntjiebos, Wilderosyntjieboom
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Naturally occurring on the banks of rivers and marshlands in a narrow strip that follows the Orange River from the Free State through the Northern Cape to southern Namibia. The White Karee makes a good shade tree in gardens, with its drooping habit similar to willow trees. It is also a fast growing species, good to plant in newly established gardens as a pioneer plant. ZA Distribution: Free State, Northern Cape.
Generally not harvested
Sow seed when ripe into seedling trays, use a seedling mix, transplant when the seedlings reach the two leaf stage.
Take softwood cuttings in early summer.
Birds feed on the fruit.
Attracts useful insects
Flowers attracts bees
Because of its density, it is suitable for use as a screen or barrier against wind, noise, objectionable views or to provide privacy.
Can tolerate long dry spels.
Often grows naturally along streams.
Africa, South Africa, Orange River
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Generally problem free