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Schotia afra, Karoo Boer-bean

Schotia afra

Karoo Boer-bean
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: South Africa
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The tree is small in stature, evergreen, with rigid branches and has a gnarled trunk. The flowers are numerous, bright red to pink in color and are borne in small clusters. They are distributed throughout the tree.

Schotia afra can be pruned to shape and can be grown as a bonsai specimen.

The seeds are edible either green, or mature. They can be used as a meal if roasted and ground.


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Schotia afra - seeds

The tree is small in stature, evergreen, with rigid branches and has a gnarled trunk. The flowers are numerous, bright red to pink in colour and are borne in small clusters. They are distributed throughout the tree. Great plant for bonsai.
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