Forest Fever Tree Info: Learn About Growing Forest Fever Trees

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Forest Fever Tree Info: Learn About Growing Forest Fever Trees

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener What is a forest fever tree, and is it possible to grow a forest fever tree in gardens? Forest fever tree (Anthocleista grandiflora) is a striking evergreen tree native to South Africa. It is known by a variety of interesting names, such as forest big-leaf, cabbage tree, tobacco tree and big-leaf fever tree. It is definitely possible to grow forest fever tree in gardens, but only if you can provide the proper growing conditions. Read on to learn more. Forest Fever Tree Information Forest fever tree is a tall, straight tree with a rounded crown. It produces big, leathery, paddle-shaped leaves and clusters of creamy-white flowers followed by fleshy, egg-shaped fruit. In the right conditions, forest fever trees can grow up to 6.5 feet (2 m.) per year. Traditionally, the tree has been used for a number of medicinal purposes. The

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