Schotia afra | Karoo boer-bean tree for sale | Karoo-boerboon boom te koop
Karoo boer-bean (Karoo-boerboon) is a medium-slow growing, small, evergreen tree with dense, irregular and stiff branches. It has once-compound leaves with small leaflets that are much smaller that those of Schotia brachypetala. Schotia afra bears large, striking red-pink flowers, sometimes in profusion. It is drought and frost tolerant, and also non-messy. The species has a non-invasive root system.
A few gardening ideas:
Plant Karoo boer-bean in a water-wise garden for its unique growth form an striking flowers. The latter will attract nectar feeding birds to your garden. Schotia afra responds well to pruning, making it a popular bonsai. We recommend this species for planting in a small garden. Plant it in a large pot if you want to enjoy its beauty in a very small garden.
Value to honeybees: Nectar, N2-3; Pollen, P3; Flowering months 8-3, (11-1). (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 Schotia afra, Karoo Boer-bean, Karoo-boerboon
Currently only available in 50L
Schotia afra (Karoo boer-bean) in 50L for sale.
Recommended retail price-50L