Cunonia capensis

Butterknife Tree

cunonia capensis
cunonia capensis
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New foliage emerges bronze-red and matures to a beautiful glossy, dark-green. Large, fragrant, white panicles of flowers resembling candles are borne through summer. Ideal for the smaller garden. Does not like windy conditions or hot and dry weather. Prefers a more temperate climate that mimics the sheltered forest environment where it occurs naturally. Does not have an invasive root system and can be grown in large pots.

exotic tree Exotic
evergreen tree Evergreen
full sun Full sun
part shade Part shade
attracts bees Attracts bees
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

10 Year Size

tree shape
4m
3m

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Genus: Cunonia

Species: Cunonia capensis

Common Name: Butterknife Tree

Description and Features

Description: New foliage emerges bronze-red and matures to a beautiful glossy, dark-green. Large, fragrant, white panicles of flowers resembling candles are borne through summer. Ideal for the smaller garden. Does not like windy conditions or hot and dry weather. Prefers a more temperate climate that mimics the sheltered forest environment where it occurs naturally. Does not have an invasive root system and can be grown in large pots.

Height: 4m

Width: 3m

Uses: Attracts bees

Sun and Shade: Full sun, Part shade

Winter Foliage: Evergreen

Origin: Exotic

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Green

  • Winter: Green

  • Spring: Red

Flowers:

  • Summer: White

  • Autumn: None

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: None

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The grade size is the size of the bag/pot the tree is in. This is measured in either litres or pints per bag.

The height is the overall height of the tree from the top of the pot/bag (bottom of the trunk) to the top of the tree. Some grades have height ranges as the heights of the individual trees vary.

The standard height is the height of the clear trunk from the bottom of the trunk to the graft or the first branch (if it is not grafted).

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Prices subject to change without notice. Actual stock quantity may differ. Every care is taken to accurately record heights but due to slightly different growth rates and other natural variables that can occur within and to a species, variety, or cultivar, the actual height of the final product may differ from what is stated.