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Cunonia capensis | Red-alder for sale | Rooiels boom

Buy Red-elder trees at prices for various bag sizes: see below.

or contact Sandra

Cunonia capensis withstands light frost but is not drought tolerant. It is an evergreen tree with a medium growth rate.  Red-alder has dark green, once compound leaves that are lanceolate in form.  Rachis are wine-red in color (hence the common name). Leaf buds develop from a spoon-like casing - a unique growth form to the Red-alder. This phenomenon  and  Cunonia capensis's striking flowers (resembling a cream-coloured bottlebrush), make Red alder an highly recommended choice for small and large gardens.  

Value to honeybees: Nectar, N2-3;  Pollen, P1?;  Flowering months 2-6.   (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 Cunonia capensis, Red-alder, Rooiels

Currently only available in 50L

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Cunonia capensis (Red-alder) in 50L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-50L 


  • Height 1.8m+

  • Trunk 20mm+

  • Diameter 0.8m+


Prices exclude VAT and delivery cost. Discount available in accordance with Treeshop's policy.

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