Calodendrum capense – Cape Chestnut
Also known as the ‘Cape Chestnut’, in summer Calodendrum capense has masses of showy pink flowers (Calodendrum Capense Chandlers Silver has white flowers with pink stamens). Calodendrum capense forms a dense symmetrical crown is relatively slow growing and can be frost tender when young.
C. Capense is the pink flowering Cape Chestnut an evergreen tree with masses of showy pink flowers. C. Capense ‘Chandlers Silver’ has white flowers with pink stamens.
Both species are excellent small evergreen trees growing from 8 – 12 m, depending on conditions,. Frost tender when young C. capense are generally a hardy tree, that require some water during dry periods.
C. Capense grows well in most areas although it will struggle in Alpine areas and Southern Tasmania. Forms a dense symmetrical crown is relatively slow growing and can be frost tender when young.
Calodendrum capense – Cape Chestnut are available for sale from the following nurseries
'Justly famous for rare and unusual plants' Don Teese
34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793