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White karee

Searsia pendulina

Naturally occurring on the banks of rivers and marshlands in a narrow strip that follows the Orange River from the Free State through the Northern Cape to southern Namibia. The White Karee makes a good shade tree in gardens, with its drooping habit similar to willow trees. It is also a fast growing species, good to plant in newly established gardens as a pioneer plant.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed when ripe into seedling trays, use a seedling mix, transplant when the seedlings reach the two leaf stage.
Cuttings
Take softwood cuttings in early summer.

Special features

Attracts birds
Birds feed on the fruit.
Attracts useful insects
Flowers attracts bees
Hedge plant
Because of its density, it is suitable for use as a screen or barrier against wind, noise, objectionable views or to provide privacy.
Drought resistant
Can tolerate long dry spels.
Wet sites
Often grows naturally along streams.

Geography

Origin
Africa, South Africa, Orange River
Natural climate
Arid

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family
Anacardiaceae
Flower colour
Green
Scent
Mild

Problems

Generally problem free

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