I would like to plant this tree in my garden in the Johannesburg Highveld area. Premium Indian Tonic Water. The only other explanation I can think of is that the tree is infested with White Fly or Aphids. You don't mention how much water your tree is given over and above the rainfall but fever trees need a great deal of water. It has compound, broad leaves. After a few sprays, the disease seems to have been stopped. (Do bear in mind that there is a charge for on-line diagnosis and a somewhat greater charge for a call-out), I have planted seedlings in bags with a mix of river sand and compost 1:1.what ph value is best for these trees. Spread the plastic/nylon so that it lies flat against the trunk. Take care not to damage the tap root. One or two has the bottom debarking and darkening like in the pic you posted, PLUS more shallow damage from bottom to about 50cm up. I'm in California, USA. We live in Rondebosch, Cape Town and have recently planted 3 fever trees (about 4m high) in our garden. Many thanks for the pictures - much appreciated. Coriander Leaves The fresh leaves or parsley are good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K. I have lost quite a few plants this way as they nest below the ground and the roots die off. Problems also arise when the base is covered with too much mulch, the tree has been planted lower than the surrounding soil surface or soil has covered the base because of subsidence. Animal associations. I doubt if I will be able to go any deeper with the excavator at this site, even 3m will be challenging at some spots. Plants need a regular supply of water and must not be allowed to dry out for any length of time. however I am surprised they could reach as high as they have. I am not allowed to plant permanently in my complex so I have potted them. Handful of small mint leaves, plus an extra sprig to serve. I have plenty of ground water (swamp) and the Fever Trees in the vicinity are huge. Suddenly, the leaves turn light green, then yellowish, then brown, and then they all fall off. If you have the space rather start out with one or two large specimens from a nursery, placing them in a position where they can grow to their full potential without invading your living space. When crushed, the leaves of the Fever Tea tree, locally known as Zumbani, give off a strong lemon-like smell. Most in the wild develop as a result of climate and browsers into a lovely vase shape on a tallish single trunk with few if any horizontal branches. After planting, water well and regularly all through spring and summer, bearing in mind that the Fever tree grows best in swampy areas with summer rainfall and a high water table. Initially the trees grew well but after a couple of years many of them have died and the rest are twisted little shrubs. But even cutting the trunk in half of a sapling works just fine as I will tell later. Go to the following link and scroll down to the heading 'Are the roots invasive?' Do keep me posted. Ficus trees are a popular houseplant that can be found in many homes, but the attractive and easy to care for ficus trees still have a frustrating habit of dropping leaves, seemingly without reason. It grows well in the northern suburbs of Cape Town as is evident of the many trees planted by the City Council along the streets. Estimated potential demand is around 100 tonnes/year on the local market and 1,000 tonnes/year on the export market. hennie. To prevent activity from small critters, place a 'collar' around the base of the trunk - something like a pliable asbestos roofing strip or even a cut up plastic bucket. Current formal local demand for dried leaves is small. The second is Witkoppen Wildflower Nursery at at 363 Valley Road, North Riding (web site: www. I would like to plant a grouping of Fever Trees (not in a straight line!) Is there anything else I should be doing? At Fever-Tree, we create the best-tasting mixers to complement the world's finest spirits. Even much of the plant information I gather is from sites ranging from the USA to Russia, as there is no reference to them on South African sites. Plants will seldom bloom for the entire season as given in the list, but should flower during a period within these parameters. Is this possible and how big is it likely to grow. My main one for years has been Rachel and Rod Saunders at Silverhill Seeds in Kenilworth. If you notice the slightest hint of a problem seek immediate help from an expert. It is interesting to note that I was unable to find any indigenous nursery in the Johannesburg area with the tree for sale - an indication that it is not a suitable choice for the Highveld. In this case the leaves will have significant spots or brown areas. for a description and a picture of the root system. I am not sure how well these trees adjust to a winter rainfall area, as they are usually dormant at this time of the year. Keep in touch and perhaps you could email before and after photos to add to the site. (Perhaps some sort of furrow to drain water away from them.) From Africa I have some specimens growing of.. yes....Acacia.... but also Albizia, Boscia, Burkea, Celtis, Commiphora, Cussonia, Dichrostachys, Elephantorrhiza, Entada, Entandophragma, Erythropleum, Erythrina, Euphorbia, Jatropha, Kirkia, Moringa, pachypodium, Peltophorum, Schotia, Sesamnothamus and Sterculia ..... and on the non tree side of things...lots of Pelargoniums and succulents. Do be aware that Fever trees like lots of water in summer and as this is your dry time, it will need to be watered. Make sure that a space about the size of dinner plate is left open around the trunk at the base. A tree with an open to sparse canopy, through which varying degrees of sunlight can penetrate. Thanks for your detailed description - it makes it so much easier to give you a useful reply. If ¾ of your drink is the mixer, mix with the best. As you will see from the previous comments, you are not alone with this problem. Hi Lorraine The leaves can also repel insects in wardrobes and cupboards, much like lavender. I will be adding your comments to my blog, as they are so useful not only for this tree, but for a wide variety of other trees as well. The reply to your comment is a bit lengthy, so I have written it up on my blog. With its distinctive, smooth lime to yellow-green branches and stem, the fever tree is common in the Kruger National Park and Limpopo Valley. It would also be beneficial in summer to cover the area all round the tree with an organic mulch (not lava rock!) I've been researching planting Fever Trees and have just come across your website, which is fantastic. A second possible reason that your tree didn’t lose its leaves in fall or winter is the warming global climate. I am building a house and wants to plant Fever Trees as focus points. If it were mine I would cut away any tips that are really dead - in other words the wood snaps if bent. Disturbing an established fever trees roots is not worth it. Zumbani tea is exceptionally low in tannin (much lower than rooibos). Attracts bees, butterflies or other insects. Hi Lorraine. The area is in full sun for all or most of the day, all year round. in Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, as well as Zimbabwe, Mozambique and north to Kenya, in depressions and shallow pans where underground water is present or surface water collects after summer rains, in low-lying swampy areas, along the margins of lakes and on river banks, Vachellia xanthophloea needs plenty of water for rapid initial growth, and the plentiful use of compost and mulch is highly recommended. The long, white thorns are noticeable on young trees, but become inconspicuous on mature trees. Parijat or Harsingar leaves are known for list of amazing health and best home Remedies for keen join pain, arthritis and also treats various types of fever. It's important to take notice of such troubling signs and … Amongst others, the Acacia Karoo seems to do just fine on this water. Will this suffice or will I stunt this tree's growth? They will probably be fine initially but I very much doubt that they will sustain this growth once they have become pot bound after three or four years. I could spend hours at Witkoppen, planning and collecting and counting my pennies. Thanks for all the valuable information your site provides. Perhaps another reader will be able to add some clarity to this matter. You will find hundreds of sites dealing with this problem and I am confident you will find one that suits your situation. The trees were part of my garden layout from the beginning. Often, the leaves turn an unsightly brown or yellow before falling off. Obviously this is not the case in your climate of winter rainfall. Hi Lorraine, Well that clears that up. You are fortunate to be situated so close to these wonderful nurseries. Fever tree acacia (Acacia xanthophloea) Characteristics. I planted a fever tree approximately 2 meters tall in my garden in northern johannesburg last spring and it grew very well all through the summer. Trees bearing smaller flowers or fruit would be first options compared to trees with larger flowers & fruit. Thorn: A hard, woody, pointed branchlet. “Ultimately, Fever-Tree has become a victim of its own success. At the time we planted them they were more or less 1.5m high and have taken off and stands above 2m now. My once beautiful very high Fever Tree about 8 Years old is suddenly loosing its leaves and has a few dry branches. Why Leaves Fall Deciduous trees lose their leaves in autumn as a survival method; no leaves means the tree can conserve water and energy to get it through the winter. As long as the green branches are not brittle, breaking with a dry snap when bent, there is hope. Hold back any extra watering next winter to ensure the tree doesn't become waterlogged. Shares in Fever-Tree lost some of their fizz after co-founder and deputy chairman Charles Rolls announced he would bow out in June. We have well drained soil in this area. Trees that lose their leaves in the winter are called deciduous trees. They have endured winter rain and are getting good summer irrigation now; there is a bit of clay in soil. I have made the corrections on the page. As an herbal remedy for fever, it combines well with elder flower, peppermint, boneset, cayenne and ginger. During spring, the Gnomonia veneta fungus distorts leaves and creates dark spots on oak leaves and may cause premature loss of leaves. As you see, I only have pictures of a very young tree and have long been wanting pictures of a mature tree and hopefully some time, one in flower. Should you agree, do you think 3m depth is enough? My current tree (which is not a fever tree) is dying as it does not like wet roots. 1. any of several trees having leaves or bark used to allay fever or thought to indicate regions free of fever 2. ornamental shrub or small tree of swampy areas in southwestern United States having large pink or white sepals and yielding Georgia bark for treating fever If this is so, it is quite possible that the trees will never have a strong root system, as the tap root will be unable to straighten itself and go deep into the earth to form a sturdy anchor. However.... Fever trees can grow very large with a wide-spread canopy, which can become invasive if too close to a permanent structure. It seems that your tree is not so deeply affected as to cause permanent damage. Our local mall is situated high on a hill a few kilometres from the sea They get strong winds off the sea. I therefore intend to excavate planting holes of about 2m x 2m and 3 meters deep for every tree. I need to remove the tree (although it is beautiful) as I fear damage to my swimming pool a few feet away and it is taking away all the sunlight from my house. Another reason for leaf drop is disease, and the same ‘wet spring followed by hot summer’ scenario is also a perfect set-up for leaf diseases. I mean, this is normally my tonic of choice, and I’m reassured to find it remains my favourite when tasted blind. The one in Cedar Road also holds talks frequently on our local flora. If it survives it will leaf when the weather warms up. (These trees are greedy for water, especially in summer.) Amazingly all but one of the trees (plus the one that is certainly dead) look in pretty good shape otherwise. I'm afraid I lost your comment among the sudden rush of Fever Tree queries. Interestingly the exposed wood turns pitch black which leaves an electrifying contrast with the sulphuric yellow bark. They dont all grow invasive surface roots. I also have a fever tree and live in Swakopmund Namibia, the tree is still young and has lost its leaves, is that normal. I always overspent! Am I doing the right thing by placing the stone chips around the trees? Zumbani is caffeine-free and contains some amounts of vital minerals such as copper, zinc and iron. The best time to do this is now. They would likely be deterred if it was more open. They are far more resilient to damage above ground then bellow. The ends of some branches are dark brown and I think got frost. Unfortunately, I cannot upload a picture. Ants are always particularly troublesome and are often found where a plant is already sickly. Although they have tap roots, they sent out a network of long roots just below the surface of the ground, so when watering, don't only water in the saucer, but all round, past the drip-line of the tree. In fact as I mentioned you can also cut young xanthophloea trees in half and start again no problem, new branches will grow upright and away. It seems that good summer watering is the key to success with this species. The tips die off and if not given water the whole plant dies. If possible could you please get a photo or two of your tree and, perhaps the street trees, and email them to me? Thanks Lorraine for your speedy reply! It would be most appreciated. BUT the furtherest I can get it from the house is three meters. You are absolutely correct regarding the tap root, but the principal reason for the tap root is to anchor the tree deeply into the ground. Once the tree has been planted, water in summer as suggested in the article, ensure the layer of mulch is kept thick, keep an eye out for any sign of disease as well as for aphids, ants or other pests and take the necessary action. This is done by browsers in the wild that also give many of our trees and very most definitely including this one their characteristic ultimate shape. With Port Edward's relatively high annual rainfall the trees are likely to thrive, with branches that could hang well over the garage roof, not only blocking gutters with leaves, pods and thorny debris, but with the added danger of a branch breaking and falling onto the building. The location is in the Winelands between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. An older cherry-it has still dropped leaves, but proportionately fewer. If you do decide to give it a try anyway, I would suggest that they be watered very regularly in summer, bearing in mind that their favourite habitat is in or beside rivers or in flooded pans. It would be interesting to have a follow-up if you do find a solution. Do let me know as this information would be useful for other readers. When leaves are green they are working as organs for the tree. Our annual rainfall is however only approximately 320mm per annum and can be as little as 220mm in a bad year. The dark brown tips are definitely dead but if the green branches are still pliable, the tree should recover. Regards Thanks again for your help and advice. A good source of stakes can be found at a builder's hardware. How to grow a fever tree from seed, growing guide and germination tips for successful growth, and a healthy bonsai specimen. The latter are no problem as the thorns tend to drop off the main trunk as the tree gets older and the thorns generally get smaller which to me is sad, but they are a nice flashy spiky feature in young well kept trees at any rate. The stake should remain just long enough for the sapling to stand alone - a few months but no longer than a year. Hopefully the problem will clear up. Mind you...I have just ordered from Silverhill 2 species of seed they happen to have that I could find anywhere else...which are Afzelia quanzensis....and Xanthocercis zambeziaca....and 2 species of Brachystegia. This tree has gained much popularity in the past few years. Please do get back to me after you have read the information in the article. My impression is that this is not a suitable tree for container growth. Gosh, is my face red! Can the woodlouse be the problem, that is about all I could find that looked possible! Most trees will sprout a number of branches at the end of each cut branch, resulting in even heavier growth. 1tsp granulated sugar. The questions you have asked, plus a whole lot more, have been answered in the blog. Take the two ends of the tie, cross them over, take them around the trunk, cross them over again (like a figure 8)and re-tie the ends to the stake. There are loads of posts with photos much further down this page regarding your problem. Growing trees in pots causes the plant to become in effect, a Bonsai, albeit quite a large one, so I researched the use and suitability of the Fever Tree as a bonsai. The correct address is kumbulanursery@gmail.com, I have so enjoyed and learnt from the fever tree discussions. (It would help if you can get one end of the stake cut at an angle to make a point - so much easier to hammer it into the ground.). Scroll down the comments section for pictures of adult Fever trees, kindly submitted by William, to whom I am most grateful. Primarily removing at least half of the branches off, these are the lower side branches at the end of the rainy season into the dry season is what should be done. All the sites I found that even mentioned using the tree as a bonsai indicated poor results. At that size they are difficult or impossible for the tree to heal over. In this case the base of the trunk may be affected with fungus (which you may not necessarily detect) which can damage the bark and trunk. Pruning should be done in late autumn to mid winter, when the trees are experiencing a rest period. Almost all attempts to grow the tree in reduced size failed and those that were initially successful died within a couple of years at most. I went through a number of sites until I found the following, which really gives an excellent explanation: http://www.ehow.com/how_7378232_uproot-trees-transplanting.html. How to destroy them?thanks David. I have 13 trees and they all started off well, now one is sickly, will send you photos. Fever trees were the natural choice, especially considering a few houses down a neighbour planted three of them on their verge and they absolutely took off! I saw in one of your posts that you could not locate any indigenous nursery's in the Johannesburg area. Though definitely cold and wet is not ideal for canker of the base and frost and cold winds of any sort are lethal for these of course. The name xanthophloea is derived from Greek and means "yellow bark" (ξανθός "yellow, golden"; φλοιός "bark"). With reference to your trees falling over, it is very likely that the trees were pot bound, with the main tap root circling around the base of the original container. As the leaves’ green color fades, red, yellow, or orange pigments become visible. Just for interest, in the comment just before yours, a writer spoke about his 8 year old Fever Trees that are lifting his paving - and that in a very dry situation. These plants posses a strong, usually pleasant odour. Regards Sara, I live in malmesbury, south africa and have 2 fever tree's . I just caught your site by luck when I typed in Acacia xanthophloea...haha...I notice eveyone here spells it xanthoplea. A couple of months ago, it developed a fungal infection. Lorraine, tonight is my first venture into the world of planting fever trees In suburbia! Fever Tree Naturally Light Tonic Water. What would you suggest? Can I plant Them??? In nature, trees grow strong trunks in response to movement, i.e. Soaring growth rates in recent years have raised expectations for its performance and failure to … A new name, new look, mobile device friendly layout and additional features in the coming months. We planted him with the stake supplied in August 2013, and he seemed to take well. All 6 trees are irrigated and I give them a lot of water during the dry and hot summer months. I have noticed a few small ants and bark damage and wonder if this could be the problem... What should I do and how do I get rid of them? It seems that Fever Trees are sensitive to damage around the base of the tree. This can and does happen with a lot our indigenous trees in domestic situations as they are slow growers in the wild but the fever tree is particularly prone as its already a very fast grower. Have you managed to find a solution for the problem as we would love to save our tree. In my case I have no choice as the tree is planted 2m from my pool and although only about 18 months old, already growing at a rapid rate. But...at least thay have some kind of life which is better than none. The sapling is now supported, has plenty of free movement and is not constricted in any way. From the photos it seems that you are on a slight downward slope so the tree next to the driveway on the other side would benefit from runoff from the other trees, whereas the sickly tree has at least half of it roots under the brickwork and what moisture it does get is seeping away before it gets enough benefit. If anyone else has any advice to help save the trees, that would be appreciated. I have some A.xanthophloea a couple of years old in small pots,...and just sowed about 10 more babies tonight. The only advice I can give you is to water the tree deeply and often, and spray the leaves with water as often as possible, especially when hot winds blow. I googled the area in which you stay. It has clean-cut branches, sparse leaves and an open, rounded to flattish crown, with a spread of 10 to 12 meters. This Acacia also forms a roundish spreading crown of feathery foliage and tolerates both poor soil and swampy conditions. The tips of the branches are not brittle or dead, and are sill green inside if cut. The only possible problem is that Fever trees get most of their moisture in summer, with a sort of rest period in winter. You have the general idea but a bit of background knowledge will help here. Once it is around the tree as below I would say it is too late.". There are three nurseries here with large trees on their properties, no damage to paving after 12 years. I would really like to know what the problem is. For myself I would not want a Fever tree planted any closer than 8 to 10 meters away from a permanent structure. (I prefer to use the stronger quality type bag used by clothing shops. Under ideal conditions the Fever tree will grow up to 1,5m annually. In warmer areas a deciduous plant may not lose its leaves during winter at all, or may lose its leaves for a very brief period, or may only lose part of its foliage. Anthony, As I have not done this before, I must refer you on to another site. At best, Fever Trees do not like being in pots and if re-potted there is a strong likelihood that the tree will die. Can I plant it out in the ground and if yes when would be the best time to do it. In May of this year it lost all its leaves and they are yet to return even though all the other fever trees I've seen in the area are bursting with new growth already. I picked up from your threads that one should not attempt to transplant these trees. Inevitably people cut these low wide branches eventually when they grow straight out and into the way, leaving huge saw wounds. I live in Muldersvlei westen cape. This will also serve to pull up the side branches into a better position. The opportunity for Zumbani lies in its promotion as a (ice) tea, as herbal teas are fast gaining popularity. Hi Jako I would like to just add to what Lorraine has said, I know this is old but it might help others understand. I can't give you an answer but here are some thoughts: It may be possible that as the tree is going into it's winter rest period, it is dripping an excess of moisture as it seals off the leaves as they fall. Fortunately it is not very old. Hi, my wife and I just bought a house in port edward, there is 4 fever tree's about 2meters tall, but about 1.5 meters away from our garage. Thanks for your interest and hope will help others! our soil is sandy and damp after app 300mm (Pea & Bean Family). I would like to know if it was of any use to you or if you have any more queries. My sincere apologies for not replying to you sooner. Oh and you are not allowed to remove trees on your pavement, the council has to do it. But even at that...its much of the same thing over and over. Make sure the sapling is vertically parallel to the stake. Thank you so much for your input. They all become bonsais of a fashion.. and will never of course grow to full size. Thank you, Leske. Make sure that the soil is not pressed down too hard, especially as you are dealing with clay. The black spots referred to are the early signs of a canker that is reportedly common to Fever trees. However, many people in the Western Cape are having great success with Fever trees, so this should not be a problem as long as the tree receives sufficient water during your dry summer months. I dealt with this problem a few weeks ago in my blog, as I have had so many queries about the use of Fever trees in gardens. I really need to be living in Africa but for some strange reason the Gods of Fate dumped me here!! If you are a feed happy type go for low nitrogen low phosphate and very high potassium as this gives the best results, less height and more girth. Both serve to protect the young tree in the wild when this happens. So I bought a thick dowel rod and drove it deep (35cm) into the ground right next to the trunk. I will definitely add this nursery to my list. Thanks for pointing out this error. Deciduous and semi-deciduous tall tree with distinctive yellow-green bark. 150 ml Fever-Tree Premium Club Soda. so as to conserve water and keep the roots cool - but keep a good space round the trunk clear of mulch. I hope you can find a solution but sometimes one has to accept that certain plants just don't like our gardens. With side branches that can be very long and low and as wide as the main trunk which itself then stays squat and short. These compounds possess antioxidant qualities, which are quite significantly higher than in rooibos tea. The sparse foliage creates a lightly dappled shade - very useful for plants needing just a little shade. The planting distance from each other could be anything from 8 to 20 meters apart, depending on climate, available water, type of soil and the final effect you would like to create - open forest or shady grove. A tree can more than double its girth during the dry season and removing the lower side branches at this time positively encourages that. The dried leaves are made into a herbal tea, to treat coughs, colds, bronchial problems and to bring down fever, to treat dysentery and diarrhoea, rashes and headaches. Hi Lorraine. Compare your situation to those that are growing well in your area and see if you can find a reason why yours died and the others have thrived. Its also vital to train seedlings on a stake as they flop over very easily as they will be watered and fed almost continuously in a nursery setting and in the garden at that age, they wont survive otherwise unless your conditons are optimal. If affirmative, what would be the planting and maintenance criteria? Before I begin research, would it be possible to send a couple of photos of the caterpillar if possible, as well as the deposit? The often used picture of the famous surface roots of the one growing at Satara Camp in the Kruger are completely misleading. Although many of the sites are from overseas, the information is valid for any country and any tree variety. I have had to give up on many plants that I would like to grow, the Fever tree being one of them. Their root systems are small but from what I have read, they grow quickly? can i root/grow fever trees off slips Ps. As I am considering planting a fever tree in our garden, I too have a question in regard to fever trees planted in Sunningdale. I grow a lot of different trees Lorraine...but tend to lean towards the thicker based type trees with smaller leaves.. like many of the Commiphoras (which are really hard to get good seeds for).I grow a lot of the New World counterparts to the Commiphora which are the Burseras. The idea is definitely feasible. 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