SelecTree: Tree Detail
Utility friendly tree.
Needs ample water. Can form a thicket. Also used as a multi-trunked tree.
Native to South Africa.
Additional Common Names
AFRICAN LINDEN, AFRICAN HEMP
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 10 - 20 feet.
Width: 6 - 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Oval, Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Capsule, fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Brown, Green or Light Green, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 15 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Spider Mites.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Sparmannia africana Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/sparmannia-africana >