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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Moderate The plant is moderately adapted to arid conditions and can survive short periods of drought and high temperatures without extra water. The genus Calpurnia is named after the Roman poet Calpurnius. Juglans regia — Common walnut — English walnut. Suitable for smaller gardens Such plants do not have invasive root systems, remain small or controllable and can often be grown in containers.

The wood is heavy and hard but autea much used.

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This species flowers when still young. The leaves are compound, up to 20cm long, each having pairs of leaflets and a terminal one. These pods dry soon, becoming light brownish calpurmia colour. Click on ahrea image to enlarge it. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil and water well in summer. In summer-rainfall areas the peak flowering period is mid- to late summer Dec-Febbut in the winter-rainfall Western Cape, particularly during hot dry summers, they don’t flower well in summer but start up again in the autumn.


In Ethiopia it is used to treat stomach valpurnia, headache, eye diseases, amoebic dysentery, scabies and as an insecticide. I really like the plant. 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 Evergreen Plants that have leaves all year round. They appear irregularly throughout the year.

Sun The area is in full sun for all or most of the day, all year round. E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. In Nigeria, the seeds are used to treat abscesses. 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.

Protect young plants from frost. Are you quite sure you have uploaded the correct image? Intermediate forms were found in Zimbabwe, the former Transvaal and in the Eastern Cape. They are a fresh light green, graceful and drooping. I would also like to grow more of these from the seed pods.

Plant the right way For those of you who have a clay problem try: Struik Publishers, Cape Town. The tree normally grows to a height of 2 — 4 m and is very fast growing. Aloe ciliarus very tall and skinny.


Have one growing in my veggie garden Hi – I have 1 growing in the soil of my calpurniaa garden. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

The wood is yellowish with a dark brown heartwood that is heavy and hard but not much used. Carissa macrocarpa does not have Partial Shade The area is in shade for part of the day and in full sun for part of the day. Flowering is followed by fruition in the form of thin pods.

Summer Plants will seldom bloom for the entire season as given in the list, but should flower during a period within these parameters.

Unspecified parts are used to destroy maggots and the leaves are used to treat allergic rashes, particularly those caused by caterpillars. Calpurnia aurea is the most widespread of the genus.

Water Features These plants may have dramatic, lush foliage or graceful form.