The Outeniqua Yellowwood (Afrocarpus Falcatus) is an evergreen tree to 46m high, but appear much smaller when in a garden or on a farm planted. They flower from September to May and fruiting is usually throughout the year.
Outeniqua Yellowwood (Afrocarpus Falcatus) Bark
The bark of young branches is smooth and serrated, but flakes off in flakes curled in older stems. There is no clear difference between sapwood and cordwood, usually evenly shaded with dark growth rings and smooth texture.
The Outiniqua in humus-rich sandy soil. The bark contains tannin and is used for the tanning of leather used.
Ripe fruits are food for bats, bush pigs and fruit eating birds. The wood is suitable for making furniture, rafters, floorboards and doorframes uses and is one of the best timber for the building of boats.
It is an attractive single ornamental tree on a lawn and strikes the eye in the early spring when the blue-gray of the new growth is a nice contrast with dark green leaves mature form. This is an excellent plant for a container on a patio, but remember to water them regularly.