Commiphora marlothii | Paperbark corkwood for sale | Papierbaskanniedood
Paperbark corkwood (Papierbaskannidood) is a special and quite unique species in the genus Commiphora. Meg Coats Palgrave (in my view still the most authoritative and scientific reference on Southern Africa trees) lists 46 species in this genera. As its name suggest, Paperbark corkwood's trunk and branches shed large papery flakes to reveal a bright green outer bark. It has fairly large, once divided, light-green, velvety leaves. Commiphora marlothii quickly develops a thickset trunk at ground level. Its flowers are inconspicuous but its fruit is interesting in that it sometimes splits open while still on the tree, revealing a single seed with a bright, orange-red aril. All these unique attributes make Paperbark corkwood a collectors' item. Many corkwood species similarly have other unique characteristics. They are all trees for the connoisseur. There seems to be very little trust-worthy sources on the internet where you can find more information on Commiphora species. I hope to put this right in the future.
A few gardening ideas:
Plant Paperbark corkwood in a highly visible location in your garden as "something special and unique". It will invariably serve as a subject of interest to your guests and a conversation piece.
Value to bees: Unknown
For more information on this species go to PlantZAfrica Commiphora species
Limited stock in 50L will soon be available. Contact Sandra for details.
Commiphora marlothii (Paperbark corkwood) in 50L for sale.
Recommended retail price-50L
Paperbark corkwood's trunk. Note the papery flakes and underlying green trunk. A very unique and special tree.