Monthly Archives: April 2017

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Carya illinoinensis – Pecan nut tree

Originating from central and southern United States, Pecan nut trees were first introduced to South Africa around the turn of the 19th/20th century.  Initially planted in the subtropical regions of eastern South Africa, distribution has spread to the more arid areas of the Northern Cape with the Vaalharts region having the most plantings. A deciduous [...]

By |2017-04-26T14:18:53+02:00April 26th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Carya illinoinensis – Pecan nut tree

Buddleja glomerata – Karoo Sagewood – Niesbos

Indigenous to South Africa, endemic to the Karoo desert where it grows among boulders on the hillsides, Buddleja glomerata is a tough, small tree or large shrub, with a fast growth rate. Best known for its attractive foliage, the young leaves of the tree are silvery and furry with scalloped edges.  As the leaves mature, [...]

By |2017-04-20T14:33:02+02:00April 20th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Buddleja glomerata – Karoo Sagewood – Niesbos

Ekebergia capensis – Cape Ash – Essenhout

The indigenous Cape Ash is a beautiful, tall tree with a lovely canopy.  Usually growing to a height of between 8 to 10 m, the tree is evergreen, but can be semi-deciduous in areas with cold, dry winters. The tree has a spreading crown, up to 8 m wide and the leaves are compound with [...]

By |2017-04-13T11:15:59+02:00April 13th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Ekebergia capensis – Cape Ash – Essenhout

Euclea crispa – Blue guarrie – Bloughwarrie

Euclea crispa is a neat upright tree with a dense round canopy of blue green leaves.  Small to medium in size, the tree normally grows to a height of between 2 and 6 m.  Interestingly, it is a member or the Ebony family that has 35 species growing in South Africa.  Distributed throughout South Africa, [...]

By |2017-04-06T13:45:14+02:00April 6th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Euclea crispa – Blue guarrie – Bloughwarrie