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Kigelia pinnata

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Kigelia pinnata

Common Name: Sausage Tree

Origin: South and southeast Africa

Height: Up to 50’

Light: Partial to full sun

Water: Moderate

Bloom: A cluster of dark maroon flowers

Comments: Kigelia pinnata is an unusual tree featuring 10-24″ long sausage shaped fruits growing at the ends of long stems. Plant the tree where it has space to grow and room for the fruits to hang down. Traditional African medicine uses the Kigelia tree for many various ailments.