SA No. 564

Cussonia spicata

Kiepersol / Common cabbage tree

Family: Araliaceae

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

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These trees are unmistakable with their long stems and branched roundish crowns. They are fast growing trees and very popular as garden trees. Just be careful, they have aggressive roots, so don’t plant them too close to walls or other structures.

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Birds:

Birds enjoy the ripe fruit and you are likely to see Bulbuls, Louries, Starlings, Mousebirds, Barbets and even sometimes Weavers.

Animals:

Game like Kudus and Elephants do eat the leaves, but the bark and roots are often what the animals are attracted to. Look out for Black rhinos, Baboons, Porcupines and Bushpigs.

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