Candide
Download the free app
Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play
Candide logo
Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play
1/2

Fever tree

Valhellia xanthoploea

Acacia xanthophloea (old name), Koorsboom (Afr.)

1/2

An attractive semi-deciduous tree growing up to 25m tall with striking green-yellow bark and branches. It has a spreading or flat-ish crown and does not have many leaves. Has bright yellow ball-like flowers from Spring to early Summer with a sweet scent. Naturally occurring near rivers and swamps (associated with malaria, and fevers - hence the name). Fixes nitrogen in the soil, is a striking garden plant and attracts birds nesting. A decorative tree for gardens, a fodder source and attracting birds nesting. Traditional remedies include treating fever and eye issues.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Harvest as needed to use medicinally.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seeds 1.5 times deeper than the size of the seed - It will germinate in 6-8 weeks.

Special features

Attracts birds
Birds love the save prtected branches to nest in.
Attracts useful insects
The flowers attrack nectar-loving birds.
Drought resistant
Root system source water from deep underneath the soil surface while the little leaves minimise water transpiration.
Hedge plant
Make an effective large screen along fences limiting movement through with thorns.

Geography

Origin
Africa
Natural climate
Temperate Interior

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Medicinal
The name Fever tree refer to the trees growing in tropical areas close to streams - and often Malaria areas. It is used in treatments of fever!
Notes
A decorative tree for gardens, a fodder source, attracting birds nesting, Traditional remedies to treat fever and eye issues.

Personality

Family
Fabaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free.

Download the free app

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play