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Millettia grandis – Umzimbeet – Umsambeet

The indigenous Millettia grandis is a tall, shade tree with a spreading crown that naturally occurs in Kwa Zulu Natal and the Eastern Cape.  It grows to a height of between 5 and 8 m, and even taller, depending on the soil conditions. The Umzimbeet is a semi-deciduous tree with particularly attractive flowers and fruits.  [...]

By |2017-09-21T16:40:14+02:00September 21st, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Millettia grandis – Umzimbeet – Umsambeet

Pavetta gardeniifolia – Christmas bride’s bush – Kersbruidbos

The pretty Pavetta gardeniifolia is a large shrub that can develop into a small tree, which is ideal for the smaller or townhouse garden. Commonly known as the Christmas bride’s bush, the shrub produces sweetly scented flowers during early to mid-summer.  The dainty flowers are white in colour and hang in umbrella-like clusters, attracting birds [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:41+02:00September 14th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Pavetta gardeniifolia – Christmas bride’s bush – Kersbruidbos

Buddleja salviifolia – Sagewood – Saliehout

With spring in the air, warm weather on the way and breezes stirring, scented trees and shrubs are the order of the day. Buddleja salviifolia, commonly known as Sagewood or Butterfly bush is a bushy shrub or small tree that can grow to a height of 4 m under optimal conditions.  It is semi-deciduous and [...]

By |2017-09-07T16:05:20+02:00September 7th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Buddleja salviifolia – Sagewood – Saliehout