Monthly Archives: October 2016

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Olea europaea subsp. Africana – Wild Olive – Olienhout

The Wild olive is regarded as a small fruited subspecies of the commercial olive.  Wind-, drought- and frost–resistant, this evergreen tree can be found in almost every region of South Africa. Although a slow grower, the Wild olive can reach a height of 8 to 9 m.  The tree has a dense, spreading crown of [...]

By |2016-10-25T12:38:54+02:00October 25th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Olea europaea subsp. Africana – Wild Olive – Olienhout

Berchemia zeyheri – Red Ivory – Rooi-ivoor

The evergreen to semi-deciduous Berchemia zeyheri is indigenous to South Africa and occurs naturally in the north-eastern provinces of South Africa. A neatly shaped tree, the Red Ivory can grow to a height of 6 to 15 m.  The foliage is an attractive grey-green colour and the leaves have distinct herringbone veining.  The bark of [...]

By |2016-10-18T13:46:15+02:00October 18th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Berchemia zeyheri – Red Ivory – Rooi-ivoor

Faidherbia albida – Ana tree – Anaboom

Faidherbia albida is a truly multi-purpose tree in the African landscape.  Native to the southern and eastern parts of Africa, the Ana tree is used ornamentally, for shade or shelter, fodder for animals or to improve soil quality in a wide range of habitats. The fast growing tree is deciduous and can reach a height [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:47+02:00October 11th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Faidherbia albida – Ana tree – Anaboom

Chamaerops humilis – Mediterranean Fan Palm – Europese Waaierpalm

Native to Europe, Chamaerops humilis grows best in Mediterranean climates where winters are cool and summers hot and dry.  Tough and undemanding, this palm grows to a height of 3 m and has large, fan-shaped fronds which are usually split at the ends. Known as a very variable species, the Mediterranean Fan Palm can range [...]

By |2016-10-04T13:00:42+02:00October 4th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Chamaerops humilis – Mediterranean Fan Palm – Europese Waaierpalm