forest bushwillow

Combretum kraussii

Forest Bushwillow

forest bushwillow

The Forest Bushwillow is an attractive, deciduous tree, no matter the season. It retains its rich autumn colour for most of the winter and only has a leafless period of about one month. It attracts insect-eating birds because it serves as a host plant for butterflies – the summer foliage is a rich source of food when the caterpillars emerge.

This plant is versatile enough to serve as a specimen tree, or to provide background foliage, to line a street or just to provide shade. It is fast growing, hardy and will tolerate moderate droughts and frost. It does best if planted in full sun.

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