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Plant description:

One of the most attractive trees from Brazil, the leopard tree is so named because of its beautifully marked bark. It has attractive, acacia-like foliage that is rosy red when it emerges in spring, and bears yellow flowers in summer. This deciduous tree casts such a light shade that it is possible to grow grass beneath it. I t is fairly fast growing, although its large size means that it is not suitable for small gardens.

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Botanical Pronunciation: see-zal-PlN-ee-a

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Botanical name

Caesalpinia ferrea

Plant Care

Size

Categories

Flowers

January February March December Bears yellow flowers in summer. 

Common name(s)

Leopard Tree

Origin

Foliage

It has attractive, acacia-like foliage that is rosy red when it emerges in spring.

Growth rate

Slow

Interesting info

Casts light shade.

Other languages

Luiperdboom (A)

Bark

The leopard tree is so named because of its beautifully marked bark.

January February March December Bears yellow flowers in summer. 

It has attractive, acacia-like foliage that is rosy red when it emerges in spring.

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