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Kigelia africana

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourRed-orange

Description

Kigelia africana. This is grown for its large, bell-shaped flowers of a deep velvety red. They open and are scented at night and are followed by the persistent cylindrical woody fruit which has the size of 50cm long.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers, curious, sausage-like fruits and for shade.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Seed in spring at not less than 23C.

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