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Lowveld  star-chestnut | Laeveld-sterkastaiing | Sterculia murex trees for sale

Buy Lowveld star-chestnut trees at prices for various bag sizes: see below.

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Lowveld star-chestnut (Laeveld-sterkastaiing) is a medium-size, deciduous tree that grows fairly fast. It has a non-aggressive root system and has large, striking digitate leaves. New leaf growth has a red-brown color - really beautiful. But it is the fruit of sterculia murex that is really unique: a very large, spiky, lobed capsule, filled with numerous seeds embedded in stinging hairs. Best left alone!  Lowveld star-chestnut is slightly frost sensitive and requires modest water. Plant it in a small garden as "something out-of the ordinary". The species responds well to pruning and should grow in a large pot. Use this method if you want to enjoy this tree in a very small garden.

Value to honeybees: Nectar, N1?;  Pollen, P1?;   Flowering months 7-10.   (See  blog-post "The bee-value of South Africa's trees" for an explanation of codes)

Limited stock in 50L and 100L

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Sterculia murex (Lowveld star-chestnut) in 50L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-50L 


  • Height 1.m+

  • Trunk 20mm+

  • diameter 0.8m+


Sterculia murex (Lowveld star-chestnut) in 100L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-100L 


  • Height 2m+

  • Trunk 40mm+

  • diameter 1m+


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

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