Peltophorum africanum/African Wattle, Weeping Wattle

Peltophorum africanum / Peltophorum africanum
Foliage and red stems
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Foliage and red stems

Close-up image of the mimosa-like foliage


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Scientific Name: Peltophorum africanum
Common Name: African Wattle, Weeping Wattle
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a relatively small, semi-deciduous tree which produces yellow flowers up to seven inches tall. The foliage is similar to mimosa tree foliage and acacia tree foliage. This tree does not have thorns. Provide full sunlight and a well-drained soil.