Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Rhamnus prinoides – Dogwood – Blinkblaar

As the year draws to a close and the festive season are upon us, we celebrate the attractive Dogwood which is found over most of South Africa. The indigenous Dogwood has dense, glossy, dark green foliage and grows to a height of 2 – 4 m, making it an ideal specimen for smaller gardens. As [...]

By |2015-12-24T10:21:28+02:00December 24th, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Rhamnus prinoides – Dogwood – Blinkblaar

Celtis sinensis – Chinese Nettle-tree

Often confused with the indigenous Celtis africana, the Chinese Nettle-tree originates from eastern Asia.  Although it has been declared as a Category 3 invasive species in various regions of South Africa, it is still available for sale in Gauteng. Very similar to the White Stinkwood, the tree is deciduous and can reach a height of [...]

By |2015-12-17T10:27:32+02:00December 17th, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Celtis sinensis – Chinese Nettle-tree

Dovyalis caffra – Kei apple

This slow growing evergreen tree is an extremely versatile all-rounder.  Growing to a height of 3 – 5 m with a non-aggressive root system, the Kei-apple lends itself to many applications, whether planted on its own, in a border or as a screen.  It can be used as a container tree and is ideal for [...]

By |2016-04-19T11:09:36+02:00December 10th, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Dovyalis caffra – Kei apple

Syzigium jambos – Rose apple

Syzigium jambos, commonly known as the rose apple, in no way resembles an apple, neither in the tree nor in its fruit.  In fact, this exotic plant which hails from Southeast Asia is a member of the myrtle family. In general the tree reaches a height from 7.5 to 12 m and has a dense [...]

By |2015-12-03T12:33:08+02:00December 3rd, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Syzigium jambos – Rose apple