Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Cedrus deodara – Himalayan cedar

Native to the Himalayas, small potted specimens of Cedrus deodara are often used as Christmas trees in South African homes.  In nature, the cedar can reach a height of up to 24 m with a spread of approximately 10 m.  Suitable for large gardens, it also makes an ideal avenue tree or can act as [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:49+02:00November 26th, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Cedrus deodara – Himalayan cedar

Mangifera indica – Mango tree

Mango trees are grown over a wide area in South Africa, with the main production regions being the Northern Province and Mpumalanga.  Tolerant of a wide range of climatic conditions, the mango tree flourishes in humid warm conditions where enough water is available during the fruit development stage.  This evergreen, medium to large (9 – [...]

By |2016-04-19T11:09:49+02:00November 19th, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Mangifera indica – Mango tree

Tarchonanthus camphoratus – Wild Camphor bush – Vaalbos

Summer is truly here and along with the severe heat, we are experiencing serious water issues.  There has never been more need for a hardy, very water wise tree and the Camphor bush has proven to be an ultimate survivor in harsh conditions. This small tree is a moderately fast grower and can reach a [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:49+02:00November 12th, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Tarchonanthus camphoratus – Wild Camphor bush – Vaalbos

Carissa macrocarpa – Natal plum – Big num-num – Grootnoem-noem

The ornamental, evergreen Carissa macrocarpa is indigenous to South Africa, naturally occurring in bush and forests along our coastline.  This versatile shrub that reaches up to 4 m in height can be trimmed to form a hedge or shaped into a small tree. The leaves are glossy and provide the perfect backdrop for the starry [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:49+02:00November 5th, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Carissa macrocarpa – Natal plum – Big num-num – Grootnoem-noem