Combretum kraussii | Forest bushwillow tree for sale | Bosvaderlandswilg
Forest bushwillow tolerates light frost and moderate drought. It is a deciduous tree and grows relatively fast. Leaves are glossy green and have a leathery touch. Sometimes Combretum kraussii’s new leaves have a whitish appearance. The tree exhibits striking red and red-brown autumn colors. Regrettably Combretum kraussii hybridizes with Combretum erythrophyllum and these hybrids are frequently found at retail nurseries. If you desire a “pure” Forest bushwillow, buy it from a reliable source. Combretum kraussii has a non-aggressive root system. It will grow reasonably well in a container.
Value to honeybees: Nectar, N0-3?; Pollen, P0-2?; Flowering months 8-12. (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: Combretum kraussii, Forest bushwillow, Bosvaderlandswilg
Available in 50L and 100L.