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Care of the plant Anastrabe integerrima or Pambati tree.

Care of the tree Anastrabe integerrima or Pambati tree

Anastrabe integerrima is the only species in the genus Anastrabe, family Scrophulariaceae, and is native to Kwazulu-Natal Province in South Africa.

Common name: Pambati tree.

They are small trees or large bushes that reach 5 meters (16.4 feet) in height. The foliage is made up of elliptical coriaceous leaves with a bright dark green color on the upper side and silver color on the underside; These leaves are full of yellowish glands. The flowers are yellow, scented and appear in clusters. They bloom in spring and summer. The fruits are oval capsules that contain the seeds.

They are used as isolated specimens in small gardens, to form hedges or in small shrub groups; they are suitable for growing in pots. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Anastrabe integerrima can grow in direct or partial shade exposures. They tolerate weak frosts when they are settled, but young plants need winter protection.

They prefer well-drained soil that contains compost or manure.

Water regularly throughout the year, waiting until the soil has dried. They resist several days of drought.

Prune lightly in the fall to achieve a tree-like appearance or more compact if used as shrubs.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate from seeds sown in spring or early summer or by cuttings in early summer; cuttings will root faster if heat is given to the underside of the substrate.

Images of the tree Anastrabe integerrima or Pambati tree

Anastrabe integerrima
Anastrabe integerrima