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Arid Zone Trees

Schotia afra v. angustifolia

Karroo Boer-bean

Foliage: Semi-Evergreen

Mature Height: 9’ - 15’

Mature Width: 6’ - 10’

Growth Rate: Slow

Hardiness: 18 degrees F

Exposure: Full Sun

Leaf Color: Green

Shade: Filtered

Flower Color:  Red to Pink

Flower Shape: Petals

Flower Season: Spring

Thorns: None

Propagation Method: Seed

Sizes Available: Not in Production at AZT

 

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Schotia afra v. angustifolia small African tree 9 to 15 feet height and 6 to 10 feet wide with twisted gnarled trunk found in rocky semi-desert areas often along dry washes. The young bark has a charcoal-grey color and is smooth . As it matures the stems are reddish-brown becoming cracked and fissured horizontally. The leaf is feathery dark green. Its showy red flower is a very attractive asset. The seed is edible green or mature, roasted by fire or ground for meal.

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