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Schotia afra – Karoo boer-bean – Karoo huilboerboon

Schotia afra is a small, evergreen tree to plant in a small garden.  Growing to a height of between 3 and 5 m, this indigenous specimen has a non-invasive root system that will not interfere with walls and foundations.  In addition, it is not a messy tree, making it ideal for a townhouse garden or [...]

By |2017-10-19T13:12:52+02:00October 19th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Schotia afra – Karoo boer-bean – Karoo huilboerboon

Bolusanthus speciosus – Tree Wisteria – Vanwykshout

Jacarandas are in full bloom in Pretoria, heralding the beginning of summer, but did you know that this tree is considered to be an invasive species from Argentina in some parts of South Africa?  Our own, indigenous Tree wisteria is a lovely replacement for the Jacaranda and displays similar purple blossoms from August to January. [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:41+02:00October 12th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Bolusanthus speciosus – Tree Wisteria – Vanwykshout

Cryptocarya latifolia – Broad-leaved quince – Breeblaarkweper

Indigenous to South Africa, the broad-leaved wild quince is a medium to large tree, growing up to 20 m tall, with a spreading crown.  Evergreen and known to be a fast grower, this is a specimen that will do well in parks or in large gardens. Cryptocarya latifolia originates from KwaZulu-Natal where it grows in [...]

By |2017-10-06T09:56:28+02:00October 6th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Cryptocarya latifolia – Broad-leaved quince – Breeblaarkweper

Aloidendron dichotomum – Quiver tree – Kokerboom

Indigenous to South Africa, the Quiver tree is one of the best known aloes that occur in South Africa and Namibia.  Previously known as the Aloe dichotomum, this tree aloe us found in very arid areas with distribution from Namaqualand northwards to Namibia and eastwards to Upington and Kenhardt.  The common name of Quiver tree [...]

By |2017-10-02T12:15:18+02:00October 2nd, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Aloidendron dichotomum – Quiver tree – Kokerboom