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QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE 0
  • SYNONYMS
  • ELEVATION RANGE Low|Mid|High
  • FAMILY Podocarpaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Large tree
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Drought tolerant
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full Sun
  • SALT TOLERANCE Moderately salt tolerant
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Seeds & Vegetative

Afrocarpus falcatus
(Sickle leaved yellowwood, Outeniqua yellowwood)

This tall coniferous tree can be propagated by seed, cuttings or air layering. It grows straight and produces striking yellow wood. Some trees are estimated to be 1,500 years old. In the past Afrocarpus was over logged for ship masts, beams, rafters and other construction, and it is still in demand for boat builders today. It is now protected in its native range in South Africa, however due to its extensive range and ease of propagation its populations have bounced back.

Plant Uses

  • Privacy-screening plant
  • Windbreak
  • Shade
  • Hedge

Dangers

Toxic to humans