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Xanthocercis zambesiaca – Nyala tree

This week we are looking at the majestic Nyala tree.  Found in the southern parts of Africa, this evergreen, riverine tree can grow to a height of 30m.  The tree starts branching quite low down and has shiny, dark green, compound leaves. The trunk of the Nyala tree is massive and often appears to be [...]

By |2014-09-25T14:53:56+02:00September 25th, 2014|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Euclea natalensis – Natal Guarrie

The Euclea natalensis or Natal Guarri as it is more commonly known, can be found in found in a variety of habitats which makes it a versatile tree in to be used in different landscapes.  The evergreen tree typically grows to a height of 4 – 7 m and has a spreading crown with slightly [...]

By |2014-09-25T14:39:47+02:00September 25th, 2014|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Acacia rehmanniana – Silky Thorn – Sydoring

The Silky thorn is best known for its velvety leaves and attractive bark appeal.  The tree is medium sized, ideal for a smaller garden and can grow to a height of 5 – 8 m. Hardy and drought resistant, the semi-deciduous Acacia has small, grey-geen, velvety leaves and the bark on a young stem is [...]

By |2014-09-25T14:26:44+02:00September 25th, 2014|Tree of the Week|0 Comments