Syn. Kigelia pinnata

Common name: Sausage tree

Native to: East and southern Africa

 

The sausage tree boasts long, open sprays of large, wrinkled, maroon or dark red trumpet-shaped flowers that are velvety on the inside and that virtually overflow with nectar. The unique fruits look like giant sausages.The short, squat trunk has light brown, sometimes flaky bark and supports a dense rounded to spreading crown (18 m high, 20 m wide) of leathery, slightly glossy foliage which is deciduous in the dry.

Kigelia africana

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Native

    Aspect: Full sun

    Flowers: Deep red trumpet-shaped

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Deciduous in dry, leathery and serrated

    Growth habit: Upright, dense rounded to spreading crown

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant

    Height: Up to 20 metres

    Spread: Up to 15 metres 

    Soil requirements: Prefers well-drained soils. Keep well mulched

    Uses: Feature tree

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