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Cassinopsis ilicifolia – Lemon thorn – Lemoentjiedoring

This fairly spiny, large evergreen shrub or small tree can reach a height of 2 – 3 m with a crown spread of 3 – 5 m.  New branchlets are bright green in colour, changing to a brownish to pale grey when older.  The leaves are shiny green on top with a duller green underneath. [...]

By |2016-04-19T11:11:57+02:00June 25th, 2015|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Calpurnia aurea – Wild laburnum – Geelkeurboom

The Calpurnia aurea is a multi-stemmed shrub or small, graceful tree with a light, open crown. The tree normally grows to a height of 2 – 4 m and is very fast growing. The foliage of the Wild laburnum is a light green and has a soft, drooping nature.  Evergreen, the tree is best known [...]

By |2016-04-19T11:12:08+02:00June 18th, 2015|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Gardenia volkensii – Transvaal Gardenia – Bosveldkatjiepiering

This week we are looking at the Gardenia volkensii, an attractive small tree or shrub that thrives in full sun. The evergreen to semi-deciduous Transvaal gardenia is a slow grower that can reach up to 8 m in height. The dense, rounded crown has an interesting, rigid and angular branching pattern. Shiny, bright green leaves [...]

By |2015-06-11T09:15:36+02:00June 11th, 2015|Tree of the Week|0 Comments

Cussonia paniculata – Mountain cabbage tree – Bergkiepersol

Today the native Cussonia paniculata takes centre stage as our tree of the week. With its unique shape and appearance, this is one of the easiest trees to identify from a distance. Although evergreen, the Mountain cabbage tree might lose its’ leaves in areas that are subjected to heavy frost. The foliage however bounces back [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:50+02:00June 4th, 2015|Tree of the Week|0 Comments