Adansonia digitata | Baobab tree for sale | Kremetart boom te koop
Baobab (Kremetart boom) is an iconic Africa tree. In its natural habitat it is slow growing, but when properly cared for it grows surprisingly fast. The species soon develop a thickset bole. Elephants brows the outer bark an fibrous trunk of the tree. If browsing is not excessive, such damage does not seem to negatively affect its growth, while contributing to Baobab's icon shape. Adansonia digitata's bole may extend deep into the ground, pending soil conditions. It is deciduous, has digitate leaves, bears large, off-white flowers (lasting only about one day) and large indehiscent fruit. Larger trees tolerate frost, but young trees are frost sensitive. The species is quite water wise. Baobab is a protected tree.
A few gardening ideas:
Baobab will make a striking focal point in a large garden. It can be planted x-ground, but its root bole should not be cut or damaged. Because of the protected status of the species, x-ground specimens are scarce and require special permits. As an alternative, consider to plant a young tree. With proper care it should attain the "Baobab look" in approximately 10 years. Adansonia digitata is a popular bonsai. Hence it may also be planted in a large pot. Use this method to enjoy Baobab in a small or even very small garden.
Value to bees: Nectar, N2?; Pollen, P0?; Flowering months 10-3, (11-12). (See blog-post "The bee-value of South Africa's trees" for an explanation of codes)
For more information on this species go to PlantZAfrica Adansonia digitata, Baobab tree, Kremetart boom
Currently only available in 50L
Adansonia digitata (Baobab tree) in 50L for sale.
Recommended retail price-50L