Calodendrum capense trees may grow large, their crowns broad, fairly dense and rounded.
When growing in the open the tree spreads more, gaining less height, while in forests such as the tropical ones of Kenya and Tanzania it becomes taller, as the forest canopy determines.
This Kirstenbosch tree, profusely flowering in November, stirred passing photographers into action. Not all of them coped equally well with the light on the day (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Schmidt, et al, 2002; Leistner, (Ed.), 2000; Van Wyk and Van Wyk, 1997; Pooley, 1993).