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  Calodendrum capense - Cape Chestnut
 
Calodendrum capense
Calodendrum capense
 

A slow growing deciduous tree in the citrus family (Rutaceae) from South Africa with a large crown that reaches 25-40 feet wide. The showy spikes of lilac flowers extended above the foliage in the early summer. Protect from the wind and do not plant in sandy soils Best in full sun with regular summer watering. We grew this beautiful tree from 1986 until 2004 and still have a specimen on the nursery grounds along Hollister Ave that reqularly has people inquiring about it. Unfortunately this plant in the citrus family is a listed host of the Asian Citrus Psyllid, which is a carrier of the deadly (to citrus) huanglongbing citrus greening disease. For this reason its movement around California is subject to the same quarantines as citrus, which likely will make this beautiful plant increasingly hard to find in any nursery.