Monthly Archives: May 2015

Combretum erythrophyllum – River bushwillow – Vaderlandswilg

The River bushwillow is a fast growing, deciduous tree that will grow to a height of 5 – 12 m and has a lovely spreading crown that can reach a diameter of 9 – 10 m.  A striking feature of this tree is the foliage.  The leaves emerge during spring with a soft green colour, [...]

By |2015-05-29T08:21:55+02:00May 29th, 2015|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Englerophytum magalismontanum – Transvaal milkplum – Stamvrug

This week we are looking at the Transvaal milkplum or Stamvrug, best known for its edible fruit that can be distilled into the truly South African mampoer! This small to medium size, evergreen tree normally grows to a height of 2 – 4 m, but can reach up to 15m depending on the habitat it [...]

By |2015-05-21T15:14:54+02:00May 21st, 2015|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Dombeya cymosa – Natal wild pear – Natal drolpeer

Dombeya cymosa is a semi-deciduous large shrub or small tree, with a gracefully drooping crown and small, dark green, thinly textured foliage. The leaves turn reddish to yellow during autumn, and the bark of the tree is smooth with a pale whitish to brown colour. Clusters of small, white, sweetly scented flowers are produced from [...]

By |2015-05-12T12:49:15+02:00May 12th, 2015|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Buddleja auriculata – Weeping sage – Treursalie

This week we are looking at the indigenous Buddleja auriculata or Weeping sage.  This small tree or dense shrub can grow to a height of 4 m with a spread of 2 – 4 m.  Low-branching with a graceful, weeping form, the tree is a must for any medium to large garden. The evergreen Weeping [...]

By |2016-04-19T11:07:39+02:00May 7th, 2015|Tree of the Week|0 Comments