Also known as
Drooping-Leaf Yellowwood, Henkel-Se-Geelhout (Afr.), Umsonti
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Henkel's Yellowwood Overview
An attractive ornamental tree, this is one of the most recognisable of the yellowwoods. It can easily be distinguished from its close relatives by its long, slender, drooping leaves. It has a straight, well-formed trunk and naturally assumes a pyramid-shape as it grows, eventually becoming very tall. It makes a beautiful specimen in large gardens and parks. Yellowwoods have tap roots but care should be taken when planting close to buildings, swimming pools, pavement or other surrounding structures as they can grow quite large. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.
Common problems with Henkel's Yellowwood
Generally problem free
How to harvest Henkel's Yellowwood
Generally not harvested as it is a protected tree in South Africa.
How to propagate Henkel's Yellowwood
Under normal nursery conditions, seed germination takes 2 months. The germination period can be shortened by placing the seed trays on bottom-heated benches.
Special features of Henkel's Yellowwood
Many birds and mammals feed on the fruit and disperse the seeds; but the kernels of the seeds are a favourite of the endangered Cape Parrot, who also loves to nest in large old yellowwoods.