This is the national tree of South Africa and is known as the “Yellow Wood”.
In its native habitat it forms a large, beautifully-shaped tree.
It is slow growing and with regular trimming it could easily be kept as a shrub.
The yellowish to greyish-brown bark flakes off in thin, vertical strips.
It has beautiful dark-green leaves that are carried more or less horizontally.
It needs to be in a cool, shady to semi-shade position in well-composted soil to ensure optimum growth, although it will grow in sun if kept moist.