Height: 20-35'; Spread: 10-20'
Moderate to fast
Evergreen; irregular, upright form, dense canopy.
Dark green, glossy, narrow leaves, 4" long. New foliage is light green.
Rough, gray bark.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Low. Early pruning needed to establish and maintain a central leader, and to develop good branch structure; pruning needed less frequently with age. Some pest control may be needed.
Sandy soil, moderate winds, fog, smog, dense shade or sun.
- Special Considerations:
Needs good drainage. Can be susceptible to aphids, scale and sooty mold.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Eastern Africa. Good tree for 2x3' basins and narrow sidewalks. Successful in shady spots.