Combretum molle has very attractive young leaves with light pink or orange colours. The leaves are very velvety. It has grey bark when still young and this becomes grey-brown or almost black when older.The flowers are in dense axillary spikes with greenish yellow colour, strongly scented and attractive to bees and other insects.
Combretum molle is a very hardy tree and a good garden subject. The velvety leaves give it a very soft appearance.