Kigelia pinnata /Sausage Tree

Kigelia pinnata   / Kigelia pinnata
Hanging fruit on this tropical tree
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Hanging fruit on this tropical tree

Large fruiting bodies on the ground under a large tree

Fruit can be from a few inches up to 2 feet long

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Scientific Name: Kigelia pinnata
Common Name: Sausage Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Grown for its red flowers and 3-24" long sausage shaped fruit growing at the ends of long stems. The fragrant, red flowers open at night and attract bats and insects which pollinate them.