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Burchellia bubalina – Wild Pomegranate – Wilde Granaat

An indigenous, attractive small tree or large shrub, the Wild Pomegranate gets its common name from the resemblance between its young flowers and that of the true Pomegranate.  However, Burchellia bubalina belongs to the family Rubiaceae which is part of the coffee family.  Hardy and evergreen, this tree can grow to a height of 4 [...]

By |2017-07-27T13:36:42+02:00July 27th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Burchellia bubalina – Wild Pomegranate – Wilde Granaat

Celtis africana – White stinkwood – Wit stinkhout

Indigenous to South Africa, the White Stinkwood is a wonderful addition to your garden. Celtis africana is a fairly fast growing, very attractive shade tree.  A deciduous tree that usually reaches 12 m in height, it has a dense broad crown in summer that can easily spread up to 10 m. This high branching tree [...]

By |2017-07-20T11:21:40+02:00July 20th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Celtis africana – White stinkwood – Wit stinkhout

Ceratonia siliqua – Carob tree – Johannesbroodboom

This native of the Mediterranean and Middle East is an exotic tree in South Africa, and is well known for its ability to tolerate dry conditions. Evergreen, Ceratonia siliqua can grow to a height of 8 m with a spread of approximately 5 m, making it a good specimen for a large garden.  The tree [...]

By |2017-07-14T11:55:21+02:00July 14th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Ceratonia siliqua – Carob tree – Johannesbroodboom

Aloe arborescens – Krantz aloe – Kransaalwyn

Indigenous to South Africa and occurring in almost every part of our country, is the iconic Aloe arborescens. Also known as the Krantz aloe, this species is a multi-headed shrub that can grow to a height of between 2 and 3 m with a similar spread.  The leaves are fleshy, curved and tapering with toothed [...]

By |2017-07-07T12:04:28+02:00July 7th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Aloe arborescens – Krantz aloe – Kransaalwyn