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Canthium gilfilliani tree landscape

Canthium gilfillanii

Velvet Rock-alder (english)
Fluweelklipels (afrikaans)
Serapše (n. sotho)
Mononyane (tswana)


Genus Canthium
Specie gilfillanii
SA Plant Number 706
Basionym Canthium gilfillanii

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Canthium gilfillanii is a very hardy, evergreen, drought resistant tree with interesting, angular branching patterns and beautiful silver bark.

It has small greenish flowers from August to December. which attract insects. These are followed by black, sticky seeds that are also a favorite with birds.

This upright tree is ideal for smaller gardens. Plant in groves to get the full beauty of the bark and structure of this tree. It coppices freely and is an essential component of a bush clump.

Size 3 to 7m 




Limpopo, North West Province , Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal

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