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Tree: Fever Tree (Acacia xanthophloea)

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Tree: Fever Tree (Acacia xanthophloea)

Unread postby reinette » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:02 pm

This is probably one of the trees nobody can miss with its lime green bark. And to see a few of them together is amazing. We've seen them from the Crocodile River up to Pafuri.

The common names are: Fever tree (English), Koorsboom (Afrikaans), mooka-kwena (Northern Sotho), umHlosinga (Zulu), nkelenga (Tsonga), munzhelenga (Venda).

A single tree in the Nwanetsi gorge

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Unread postby Elsa » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:57 pm

There is a fabulous speciment just off the S28 on the Southern end, I always meant to get a pic of it when the light was best but somehow have ended up not doing it. :?
I am going to make a point of it next trip. :D
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Unread postby DavenJan » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:37 am

One of our favourites too. There are a number on the H10 beyond the Mlondozi dam and Muntshe hills. We had a dear, now departed, friend who loved them and we bought one from the Skukuza nursery for her. It flourished in their Kensington (Jhb) garden.
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:40 am

I notice a number of people have planted Fever Trees in my area, north G'teng and they seem to do very well. I was told that they will never reach the lovely proportions that they do in the low veld, due to our weather.

For those going to the cricket at Skukuza, one of the most magnificent specimens is in Skukuza Village, close to the church.
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Unread postby kathy sa » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:40 pm

My daughter (piker) has two beautiful Fever Trees in their garden in Broadacres and last year they gave me one. Mine must have doubled in size in 12 months. I agree with you MM - I don't think they will grow to the same proportions that they do in the low veld but they are beautiful non the less!

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