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2011
African Sparmannia
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - African Sparmannia

Synonyms -

Popular names - German linden, linden African, African hemp.

Distribution and Habitat - a native of southern Africa.

Description - shrub or small tree, 2 feet tall. Green leaves, cordiforme, tomentoase, 15-20 cm long. Umbele white flowers clustered in terminal, calyx white, pubescent, the corolla consists of four white petals, yellow or red stamens. Global Fruit capsule with four valves.

Growth rate - vigorous growth.

Tolerance - do not tolerate temperatures below 7 ° C.

Requirements - prefer soils rich in humus, well-drained, sunny exhibitions.

Management - needs regular trimming. After flowering is shown to be shear blossoms. If grown in pots, it should be changed every year, spring or toamna.

Propagation - by seedlings, rooted in place on the sand wet well at first and then less frequently wet.

Properties and Uses - as a species grown across the globe or outdoor ornamental pot.

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