Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Mimusops zeyheri – Transvaal red milkwood – Moepel

Mimusops zeyheri is a semi-hardy, evergreen tree that attracts butterflies and birds to the garden with its flowers and fruit. The tree can range from a low-branching shrub, reaching a height of 2 m, to a tall tree with a wide, dense, rounded crown that can reach a height of 15 m, depending on the [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:47+02:00September 28th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Mimusops zeyheri – Transvaal red milkwood – Moepel

Apodytes dimidiata – White Pear – Witpeer

Apodytes dimidiata is a charming, bushy, evergreen tree with a neat, well rounded crown, dark green leathery leaves and a striking profusion of sweetly scented trusses of white flowers from September to April. The flowers have an attractive smell to insects which aids in the pollination process.  The distinctive black fruit with a scarlet, fleshy [...]

By |2016-09-21T12:15:13+02:00September 21st, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Apodytes dimidiata – White Pear – Witpeer

Aloe barberae – Tree aloe – Boom-aalwyn

The tallest of South African aloes, Aloe barberae can reach a height of 10 to 18 m and is best known for its upright shape that has architectural qualities.  Naturally occurring in a broad coastal band, stretching from the Eastern Cape to Mozambique, the tree flourishes in a summer rain area with little or no [...]

By |2016-09-14T11:46:56+02:00September 14th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Aloe barberae – Tree aloe – Boom-aalwyn

Philenoptera violacea – Apple-leaf – Appelblaar

The hardy, medium to large sized Philenoptera violacea is a protected tree in South Africa and is found from the Eastern Cape, through Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga to Limpopo.  Semi-deciduous, the tree can grow to a height of 15 m and has a wide-spreading, open rounded crown. Attractive green-grey leathery leaves appear in spring and the [...]

By |2016-09-07T10:22:30+02:00September 7th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Philenoptera violacea – Apple-leaf – Appelblaar