Also known as: The PomPon Tree, Pincushion tree, Torch Tree, Kannabast
This is one of the best known and well-loved indigenous trees from the Eastern part of South Africa. Tough enough to be used as a street tree and small enough to fit into most gardens, only growing to about 18' or 6 meters, if that.
Flowers profusely during the summer months and the flowers have a great fragrance.
The new flower buds look like lollypops, with big round heads on long thin stems at the end of the branches.
Fast growing, fairly drought resistant once established and frost hardy. Grows easily from seed and usually seeds itself all over the garden.