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CAPE CHESTNUT
Calodendrum capense

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Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA, Palomar College - San Marcos, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Briefly deciduous.

Native to The Cape in South Africa.

Family: Rutaceae

Tree Characteristics

Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: May reach 40 feet.

Width: 25 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Medium to Light Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Lavender or Rose. Flowers in Spring or Summer.

Brown Capsule, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 15 - 16, 19 and 21 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist Soil.

Loam Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered Moderate.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Calodendrum capense Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 20, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/calodendrum-capense >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.