Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Cussonia thyrsiflora Thunb.

Frost tender shrub or small tree with entire or toothed, segmented leaves, to 15cm, and panicles of white flowers.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1795.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.359/1843].


Published Mar 11, 2009 - 05:12 PM | Last updated Mar 05, 2010 - 04:18 PM

Family Araliaceae
Region of origin

South Africa

Common Name

Cabbage tree, Kiepersal

Name in the Camden Park Record

Cussonia thyrsiflora

Confidence level high