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Rothmannia capensis

Candlewood

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height9m to 13m
  • Spread4m to 7m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite, cream, yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Rothmannia capensis (Candlewood). This is a fast-growing species. The leaves are leathery and about 10cm long with slightly wavy edges. The flowers are cream to yellow and about 8cm; they have reddish spots in the throat.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You should grow them in a sheltered, sunny or semi-shaded spot, With well-drained soil which is enriched with organic matter. You can propagate from seeds in the spring or from cuttings in the summer.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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