SA No. 521

Dais cotinifolia

Kannabas / Pompon tree

Family: Thymelaeaceae

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


In summer these trees can be breath-taking with their clusters of bright pink flowers. And for this reason they are very popular as garden and street trees, not just in South Africa but in many other countries all over the world! The bark can be stripped in long pieces which makes a very strong rope, and is then used for various purposes to bind things.

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The flowers attracts insects and insect eating birds like Flycatchers, Bee eaters and Drongos.

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