SA No. 730

Brachylaena rotundata

Bergvaalbos / Mountain silver-oak

Family: Asteraceae

Where can i find this tree.  Locations to follow soon – watch this space!


In order to withstand the wind, drought and extremes typically found on mountains, these trees are very hardy. They are very attractive with the silver-grey foliage and clusters of creamy white paintbrush-like flowers in spring. Evergreen and often standing out against the otherwise dry bushveld during winter months. Found in the northern parts of South Africa.

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Their flowers lure insects and insect eating birds such as Red winged starlings, European bee eaters and Fork tailed drongos. With their dense foliage they are also a favourite for birds looking for a place to build their nests.


Bushbucks and Klipspringers eat the young leaves.


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