Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Widdringtonia nodiflora – Mountain cedar – Bergsipres

The indigenous Widdringtonia nodiflora is locally found from the south-western Cape to Kwa-Zulu Natal and parts of Zimbabwe.  Growing to a height of 5 to 7 m, this evergreen tree is a very popular conifer for use in a formal garden when young.  As the tree matures, lower branches can be trimmed and used indoor [...]

By |2016-12-22T12:36:37+02:00December 22nd, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Widdringtonia nodiflora – Mountain cedar – Bergsipres

Clausena anisata – Horsewood

An ideal specimen tree for your indigenous, small garden, The Horsewood is often shunned as the crushed leaves have a strong, aniseed-like scent which could be considered by some as unpleasant.  However, the leaves can be used as a substitute for curry leaves in your dishes! The small, evergreen to semi-deciduous tree grows to a [...]

By |2016-12-14T14:50:09+02:00December 14th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Clausena anisata – Horsewood

Podocarpus henkelii – Henkel’s yellowwood – Henkel se geelhout

If you are looking for an indigenous Christmas tree, Podocarpus henkelii is an excellent choice.  The tree has a typical pyramid shape and the branches are strong enough to hold decorations. Evergreen, Henkel’s yellowwood has bright green to bluish green leaves that are spirally arranged, at the end of branchlets.  The tree has a drooping [...]

By |2016-12-07T14:19:31+02:00December 7th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Podocarpus henkelii – Henkel’s yellowwood – Henkel se geelhout