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Bridelia Micrantha

Mitzeeri or Coastal Golden Leaf

Bridelia Micrantha

Bridelia Micrantha is a medium to large deciduous tree (can reach 20m, though normally 8 – 10m), and it originates in the swamp forests on the Eastern seaboard of Africa. It develops a straight, stout trunk with a spreading crown of dense branches, and the leaves are simple, large and glossy green above and paler below.

Bridelia Micrantha flowers are small in clusters during spring, followed by small oval fruit that ripens in summer and is eaten by birds and occasionally humans. It is a lovely, fast-growing tree for larger frost free gardens, and the beautiful golden to orange autumn leaves and coppery-red new growth in spring makes this tree highly ornamental.