Alphitonia excelsa

Alphitonia excelsa, commonly known as the red ash or soap tree

Fast growing, semi-deciduous tree – when planted in a well-drained position it makes a splendid shade tree which can grow to a height of about 21 m in warm moist conditions – keep in pot

Food plant for the caterpillars of the moonlight jewel (Hypochrysops delicia ) and  the small green-banded blue (Psychonotis caeliustaygetus ) butterflies

Bought as tubestock Kumbartcho December 2019

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