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Schotia brachypetala /Tree Fuchsia, Weeping Boer-beam, African Walnut

Schotia brachypetala  / Schotia brachypetala
Foliage of the Tree Fuchsia
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Foliage of the Tree Fuchsia

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Specimen tree growing in a southern California botanical garden

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Scientific Name: Schotia brachypetala
Common Name: Tree Fuchsia, Weeping Boer-beam, African Walnut
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
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Comments: This is a medium-sized tree with wide spreading branches and rounded crown. Masses of bright red flowers are produced on a tree followed by hard, flattened woody pods. Cannot tolerate hard freezes.