Dais Cotinifolia 70lt
Common Name: PomPom Tree
Loses leaves during winter in Cape Town for a short time if any.
Dais cotinifolia, commonly known as the Pompon Tree or Pompom Tree, is a flowering tree native to southern Africa. It is a member of the Thymelaeaceae family. This tree is widely cultivated for its attractive appearance and showy flowers.
Appearance: The Pompon Tree is a deciduous tree that can reach a height of 6-10 meters (20-30 feet) or even more. It has a spreading crown with branches that form a rounded shape.
Leaves: The leaves of Dais cotinifolia are large, soft, and somewhat reminiscent of Cotinus coggygria (Smoke Bush), which is why the specific epithet “cotinifolia” is used. The leaves are ovate, velvety, and have a bluish-green colour.
Flowers: One of the main attractions of the Pompon Tree is its profusion of beautiful, pompon-like flowers. The flowers are small, tubular, and are arranged in dense, rounded clusters. The colour of the flowers varies and can be shades of pink, mauve, or lavender, giving the tree a stunning display during its flowering season.
Flowering Season: Dais cotinifolia typically blooms during late spring to early summer, depending on the region and climate.
Growth Requirements: The Pompon Tree thrives in full sun or partial shade and prefers well-draining soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established but will benefit from regular watering during dry periods, especially when young. It is a subtropical tree and may not tolerate frost well.
Landscape Use: Due to its attractive foliage and eye-catching flowers, Dais cotinifolia is often used as an ornamental tree in gardens, parks, and landscapes where its beauty can be appreciated.
PomPom Tree 70lt