River bushwillow / Vaderlandswilg

River bushwillow / Vaderlandswilg

The river bushwillow is often multi-stemmed and somewhat willow-like in habit. It boasts a beautiful form which is just as magical in autumn. Nowadays it is often grown as a street tree and also in gardens for ornament and shade.

Botanical Name:

Combretum erythrophyllum

Did you know?

Roots are used to treat venereal diseases and also as purgatives. Dried, powdered gum may be applied to sores.

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