Friday, January 29, 2010

Spectacular Monthly Tree - February 2010

The beautiful Rauvolfia caffra with it’s glossy, dark green leaves, wide crown and slightly drooping branches is an ideal specimen tree and looks best when planted on a large lawn or wherever the lovely shape can be appreciated. The inconspicuous small white flowers are borne in sprays and are sweetly scented while the round, fleshy fruit is green with white spots becoming black and wrinkled when mature. The pale brown, soft wood is used in general carpentry as well as for kitchen utensils and carved drums. The latex and especially the bark and roots of the Quinine tree are well known for their use in traditional medicine. This attractive, fast growing tree should definitely be planted more extensively in South Africa.

Our stock specimens of 200kg Rauvolfia caffra are looking absolutely incredible and are a really good deal for their bag size. They are tall and sturdy with exceptionally strong trunks so they will more than likely not need staking once planted.

Botanical Name: Rauvolfia caffra
Common Name: Quinine tree
Size Available: 200kg
Quantity in Stock: 20
Average Tree Height: 3 - 3.5m
Average Trunk Thickness: 8 – 9cm

Should you require any further information, such as pricing details or should you wish to place an order, please contact Rudi on 082 829 5543 or Leske on 072 385 0270. Alternatively you are welcome to email us with your enquiry at

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