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Curtisia dentata

Assegai / Assegaai
  • Curtisia dentata 250-litre

    Curtisia dentata 250-litre

  • Curtisia dentata 500-litre

    Curtisia dentata 500-litre

  • Curtisia dentata 1000-litre

    Curtisia dentata 1000-litre

  • Curtisia dentata fruit

    Curtisia dentata fruit

  • Curtisia dentata

    Curtisia dentata

  • Curtisia dentata fruit

    Curtisia dentata fruit

  • Curtisia dentata fruit

    Curtisia dentata fruit

  • Curtisia dentata hedge / screen

    Curtisia dentata hedge / screen

  • Mature Curtisia dentata - Newlands

    Mature Curtisia dentata - Newlands

  • Mature Curtisia dentata - Newlands

    Mature Curtisia dentata - Newlands

    Type

    Evergreen

    Growing Speed

    Slow

    Ideal for Hedge / Screen

    Coastal Tolerance

    Average

    Suitable for a small garden

    Suitable to plant in pot

    Attracts Birds

    Fruit

    Fruiting Season

    Winter

    "Showy” Feature

    Fruit (white)

    Miscellaneous Characteristics

    Curtisia is the only southern African member of the Cornaceae (dogwood family), and has no close relatives in southern Africa.

    Origin

    Indigenous

    Wind Tolerance

    Average

    Minimal Waste (Leaf / Fruit Shedding)

    Suitable to Plant Indoors

    Tree House / Kid Friendly

    Non-Edible Fruit

    Flowering Season

    Summer

    Flower Colour

    White

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    The Assegai tree is well-known for its decorative fruit that hang like small bells during winter. It is a forest species and will do well in shaded areas of the garden. The toothed dark green leaves gives the tree a nice textured look and makes for an excellent “forest” themed garden. This is a versatile tree, being able to be planted indoors, in pots, as a hedge or as a screen for privacy. It is a slow grower and won’t get too large in an urban environment, however if it grows in a forest environment that is shaded and cool, it can reach heights of up to 15 metres.

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