Millettia grandis | Umzimbeet tree for sale | Umsambeet
Umzimbeet withstands light frost but does not tolerate drought. It is a semi-deciduous tree with a tendency to branch low down, especially when young. Millettia grandis has large, dark-green, once compound leaves which have a red-brown color when young. Umzimbeet bears striking purple flower heads. It’s pod-like fruit is dehiscent and splits open with a loud bang, ejecting seeds up to 6m far. It is fun to observe this phenomenon! Millettia grandis’ root system is not aggressive. The tree responds positively to pruning and thrives in a large container. Umzimbeet is an undiscovered jewel and excellent candidate for landscaping small and medium size gardens.
Value to honeybees: Nectar, N0; Extrafloral Nectar, EN0-1; Pollen, P0; Flowering months 11-3. (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 Millettia grandis, Umzimbeet, Umsambeet
Currently only available in 50L
Millettia grandis (Umzimbeet) in 50L for sale.
Recommended retail price-50L