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I saved this individual from the footpath in a nature reserve in Stellenbosch, South Africa and planted it in my garden. What species of tree is it?

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This looks to me like a Dais continifolia, or pompon tree, judging by the leaf colour and venation. See http://pza.sanbi.org/dais-cotinifolia for more info, although it is more distinctive when in flower.

  • thank you. Does the sapling look healthy to you? The larger leaves look stressed, but since it's growing new leaves at the top I suppose it's going to make it? – user8615908 Sep 27 '17 at 18:37
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    Looks pretty healthy to me. No worries unless something changes in the next few weeks – JStorage Sep 27 '17 at 19:52

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