The Calpurnia aurea is a multi-stemmed shrub or small, graceful tree with a light, open crown. The tree normally grows to a height of 2 – 4 m. Synonyms: Calpurnia lasiogyne E. Mey. Calpurnia subdecandra (L’Hér.) Schweick. Podalyria aurea (Aiton) Willd. Robinia subdecandra L’Hér. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Large shrub or small tree growing m tall in the open or m in forests. Foliage: Odd-pinnate compound leaves (20 cm.

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Protect young plants from frost.

Refer to the following sites for the best method of planting trees:. Images must be between x and x pixels. In South Africa, calpurnia leaves and powdered roots are used to destroy lice and to relieve itches.

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Pioneer for new gardens A very fast growing plant, able to withstand hardship, that can be used to populate land that has recently been cleared of natural vegetation.

The wood is heavy and hard but not much used. The genus Aures is named after the Roman poet Calpurnius. Border A strip of ground, at the edge of a driveway or path in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted. Attracts Birds This plant will attract birds. Sun The area is in full sun for all or most of the day, all year round.


Ideal for the protection of herbaceous plants. In Ethiopia it is used to treat stomach complaints, headache, eye diseases, amoebic dysentery, scabies and as an insecticide.

Suitable for smaller gardens Such plants do not have invasive root systems, remain small or controllable and can often be grown in containers.

The specimen in my garden is situated in the teeth of the wind and is reasonably wind resistant, but a few stems do break off in very strong winds.

Wild Garden An indigenous garden planted for the benefit of wildlife and birds. Aclpurnia to main content. Geelkeurboom; Kaapse Geelkeur IsiXhosa: University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg.

The fruit is a thin pod drying light brown with a papery texture, cm long and 0. Shrub, Tree SA Distribution: Suitability of Acacia xanthophloea for dry climates Juglans regia — Common walnut — English walnut. Recent Blog Comments Hi Clare.

Calpurnia aurea – Wikipedia

Calpurnia is very easy to grow. Ummm Hi Carra My apologies for having taken so long to reply to your comment. These pods dry soon, becoming light brownish in colour. Boundary A plant useful for planting around the edges of the property to form a green or colourful backdrop, an impenetrable hedge, to hide walls or create privacy.


Calpurnia aurea – Wild laburnum – Geelkeurboom – Sun Trees

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. They appear irregularly throughout the year. Halleria lucida — Tree fuschia — Notsung. You can look forward to: Login auera add your Comment Not registered yet?

The old method of digging a deep hole and filling it with soil and uarea has resulted in many trees failing to thrive, dying, rotting at the base or worse still, falling over in later years due to poor root development. By Edeth Mukaro T It was first described in from a plant growing in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, that was said to have been introduced from Ethiopia in Leave this field blank.

The leaves are compound, up to 20cm long, each having pairs of leaflets and a terminal one.