The Calpurnia aurea is a multi-stemmed shrub or small, graceful tree with a light, open crown. The tree normally grows to a height of 2 – 4 m. Synonyms: Calpurnia lasiogyne E. Mey. Calpurnia subdecandra (L’Hér.) Schweick. Podalyria aurea (Aiton) Willd. Robinia subdecandra L’Hér. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Large shrub or small tree growing m tall in the open or m in forests. Foliage: Odd-pinnate compound leaves (20 cm.

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calpufnia Comments Calpurnea Aurea How do you cultivate this tree? Leave this field blank. Hi – I have 1 growing in the soil of my veggie garden. Tree A woody, self-supporting perennial plant usually with a single main stem and generally growing more than 6 meters tall. Evergreen, the tree is best known for its beautiful golden-yellow flowers that usually bloom in mid-summer and keeps on flowering for a long time.

Evergreen Plants that have leaves all year round. Grow it as the backdrop for a herbaceous border, in groups for a mass display. This question is for testing whether or aufea you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Protect young plants from frost.

Calpurnia aurea

New Tree Planting Tree People: Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? Soaking in hand-hot water and treating with a fungicide that combats pre-and post-emergence damping off, although not essential for germination, will increase the number of successful seedlings. Refer to the following sites for the best method of planting trees: The old method of digging a uarea hole and filling it with soil and compost has resulted in many trees failing to thrive, dying, rotting at the base or worse still, falling over in later years calpunria to poor root development.


Calpurnia aurea Aiton Benth. The leaflets are oblong 2. Ummm Hi Carra My apologies for having taken so long to reply to your comment. Ideal for the protection of herbaceous plants. The Calpurnia aurea is a multi-stemmed shrub or small, graceful tree with a light, open crown. It is found growing in forest, on forest margins and in clearings, on hill sides or on the edge of woody kloofs and in bushveld.

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Will broken stems shoot new roots? Protect young plants from frost.

A new name, new look, mobile device friendly layout and additional features in the coming months. Boundary A plant useful for planting around the edges of the property to form a green or colourful backdrop, an impenetrable hedge, to hide walls or create privacy. Filler Either a fast growing tree or shrub used temporarily to fill in an area while the permanent plants grow to a desired size, or a plant used to fill gaps in borders or beds.

Calpurnia aurea – Wild laburnum – Geelkeurboom

The foliage of the Wild laburnum is a light green and has a soft, drooping nature. They are a fresh light green, graceful and drooping. Shrub, Tree SA Distribution: Plant the right way For those of you calpurrnia have a clay problem try: Are you quite sure you have uploaded the correct image?

This species flowers when aurra young. Plant them together, in at least some shade and in a convenient proximity to the house so that grey water can be utilised during times of drought. How they got into your garden is a bit of a mystery as the seeds are not eaten by any birds that I know of. They do not shed excessive akrea and do not have invasive root systems. It was first described in from a plant growing in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, that was said to have been introduced from Ethiopia in Aloe ciliarus very tall and skinny.


They appear irregularly throughout the year. The genus Calpurnia is named after the Roman poet Calpurnius. Seed germinates in days. Suitable for smaller gardens Such plants do not have invasive root systems, remain small or controllable and can often be grown in containers.

Calpurnia aurea — Wild laburnum — Geelkeurboom.

Calpurnia aurea

In forests it can be a 9 to 15 m tree while in the open it is more often a shrub or small tree 2 – 4 m tall. Please send me a couple of photos if you can or more information information as to the size and where you are situated. Balkema, Cape Town Pooley, E. It is particularly attractive to the carpenter bee, who serves as a pollinator to the tree. How do you cultivate this tree? Cape laburnum; Wild laburnum.

Recent Plant Comments Takke wat vrek. I live in zone 9. Three subspecies were recognized: The leaves are compound, up to 20cm long, each having pairs of leaflets and a terminal one.

Suitability of Acacia xanthophloea for dry climates You must be logged in to post a comment. The wood is heavy and hard but not much used. The other species are: