Monthly Archives: July 2016

//July

Warburgia salutaris – Pepper-bark tree – Peperbasboom

Slender, with a dense, erect crown, the Warburgia salutaris lends itself to planting in a small garden or a large estate as it has wonderful screening properties.  Growing to a height of between 5 to 10 m, the stem has a rich, brown bark.  The tree is evergreen and has dark green, glossy leaves that [...]

By |2016-07-27T11:56:08+02:00July 27th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Warburgia salutaris – Pepper-bark tree – Peperbasboom

Brachylaena transvaalensis – Forest silver-oak – Bosvaalbos

Indigenous to South Africa, the Brachylaena transvaalensis is a medium to large tree that can naturally be found on the eastern escarpment of South Africa. Growing to a height of 10 – 25 m, the tree is evergreen, although it can be deciduous at times, depending on the location.  The main stem is usually single [...]

By |2016-07-20T12:39:39+02:00July 20th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Brachylaena transvaalensis – Forest silver-oak – Bosvaalbos

Mystroxylon aethiopicum – Transvaal Kooboo berry

The multi-stemmed, evergreen Transvaal Kooboo berry can grow to a height of 12 m and is native to South Africa. This small to medium tree has thick, rounded leaves, fragrant flowers and edible fruit that turn bright red when ripe.  Tiny white-green flowers are carried from early spring to late summer and are borne in [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:47+02:00July 13th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Mystroxylon aethiopicum – Transvaal Kooboo berry

Aloe ferox – Bitter Aloe – Bitteraalwyn

Aloe ferox is a tall, single stemmed aloe which normally grows to a height of 2 + m.  Occurring in a wide range of habitats, this aloe is easy to cultivate and does not have any special requirements. The stem of the aloe is covered in old leaves that remain on the plant after it [...]

By |2016-07-06T11:30:15+02:00July 6th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Aloe ferox – Bitter Aloe – Bitteraalwyn