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Windmill palm is one of the most cold hardy palms available. It is moderately salt tolerant and can be planted behind the first line dunes or against a structure that will shield it from direct exposure to sea breezes.
Treculia africana is a large, slow-growing, evergreen tree with a dense, spreading crown; usually growing 15 - 30 metres tall but with some specimens up to 50 metres. The fruit is big, round and greenish yellow. The texture of the fruit is spongy when it is ripe and it contains abundant seeds, which are the edible part of this fruit.
The tree is valued locally for its edible fruit and its traditional medicinal uses.
Tall columnar tree with spectacular long lasting red flowers in winter. It is fast growing, up to more than one hundred feet tall. It is called long John because it is a very slender and graceful tree. The trunk is straight and slightly cracked. Leaves are up to 15" long, 6" wide and very ornamental. The thick, hollow branches are devided in segments. Ants often eat the center of this tree. The male flowers are small white. Red female flowers are in big compound clusters. The brown seeds, small square nuts, have wings. When the seeds of this tree fall they look like many small helicopters gyrating to earth. They can be carried away by the wind for many miles before reaching the ground.