Among the most beautiful indigenous trees in our garden is the Cape Chestnut (Calodendrum capense), which we planted at least twenty years ago. It is known as Kaapsekastaiing in Afrikaans. This particular tree has grown tall and is shapely – pleasing to the eye throughout the year.
The tree is so tall now that the delicately scented blossoms on the canopy are best observed from an upstairs window.
They are particularly abundant this summer.
I am delighted for I find them very attractive.
These magnificent flowers are rather photogenic!
The flowers each have five long pale pink petals, alternating with five pink petal-like staminodes dotted with purplish to maroon glands.