The lovely Combretum erythrophyllum (also known as the River bushwillow) is a medium to large deciduous tree with beautiful dark red autumn colours. The flowers which appear from September to November resemble small, creamy catkins and are followed by attractive green, four-winged fruit that ripen to a golden honey colour, This beautiful shade tree is highly adaptable and tolerates frost and drought. In the drier and colder parts of the country such as the Karoo, the River bushwillow covers itself in the most brilliant autumn splendour, bringing a welcome splash of colour before the onset of winter. The dried seed pods are popular with florists while the gum produces a good quality varnish. The roots are used to make ornaments, grain mortars and cattle troughs as well as a dark brown dye.
|Botanical Name||Combretum erythrophyllum|
|Common Name||River bushwillow|
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Looking Good List for February 2011
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