Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Laurus nobilis – Bay leaf tree – Bay Laurel

The Bay leaf tree can be a special addition to your garden.  This evergreen tree originated from the Mediterranean and is considered an herb.  The medium sized, glossy, green leaves are used for flavouring soups and stews and also repel weevils!  Fresh bay leaves have a bitter taste, therefore leaves should be left to dry [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:51+02:00October 30th, 2014|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Searsia crenata – Dune crow-berry – Duinekraaibessie

The Dune crow-berry is a very hardy, evergreen shrub which is suited to low maintenance areas and is ideal as a hedging plant. Growing up to 2.5 m tall and spreading up to 4 m, this indigenous plant is wind and drought resistant and is a good water wise option in coastal areas.  The Dune [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:51+02:00October 22nd, 2014|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Combretum apiculatum – Red bush willow – Rooiboswilg

The attractive, deciduous Red Bush Willow is native to Africa and will grow in most gardens.   Known for its colourful autumn foliage, this is a lovely shade tree during summer. The Red Bush Willow is a single or multi-stemmed tree that can grow to a height of 3 – 10 m.  The bark is grey [...]

By |2014-10-16T11:25:28+02:00October 16th, 2014|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Acacia nilotica – Scented pod Acacia – Lekkerruikpeul

The Scented pod Acacia, best known for its bead like pods, is a medium to large, semi-deciduous tree that will grow in most gardens.  The tree averages between 4 – 7 m in height and has a rounded, slightly flattened crown with a moderate density.  The foliage is feathery and a bright bottle green that [...]

By |2014-10-09T11:57:25+02:00October 9th, 2014|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Spring blooms

Spring has sprung and we are well on our way to summer.  With this in mind, we are taking a look at some of our flowering ornamental trees that we have available. The Prunus kanzan is a flowering cherry cultivar which is very popular in South Africa.  This deciduous tree grows to a height of [...]

By |2014-10-09T11:55:18+02:00October 9th, 2014|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Liriodendron tulipifera – Tuliptree

Today we are looking at the exotic tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, originally from the Americas. These large, deciduous trees are part of the magnolia family and are typically known for their large flowers that resemble tulips. Liriodendron trees prefer a temperate climate, sun or part shade, and deep, fertile, well drained soil.  Growing up to 35m [...]

By |2014-10-09T10:57:40+02:00October 9th, 2014|Tree of the Week|0 Comments