Tree fuchsia, African walnut. Schotia brachypetala... more
Schotia brachypetala - seeds
Tree fuchsia, African walnut. Schotia brachypetala is a slow growing, handsome, small tree with a wide-spreading, densely branched, rounded crown. The flowers are rich deep red, and are produced in masses, in dense branched heads on the old wood. Schotia brachypetala grows easily from seed, which should be sown in spring to early summer, in a well-drained potting soil, placed in a warm but shaded spot and kept moist. Soaking the seed overnight in warm (not hot) water is not necessary for germination to occur, but should hurry things along.