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Schotia afra, Karoo Boer-bean

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 Schotia afra
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Karoo Boer-bean
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, Karoo Boer-bean

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Schotia afra, Karoo Boer-bean

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Schotia afra, Karoo Boer-bean

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6 months old seedling
Schotia afra, Karoo Boer-bean

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Schotia afra seeds
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Schotia afra seeds


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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.
Ordering seeds info
RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-S - Seeds and cuttings booster
Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
Baby-Plant Food - Seedlings and Cuttings Booster
Per pack: 6 large seeds

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