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Dichrostachys cinerea – Sickle bush – Sekelbos

Native to South Africa, Dichrostachys cinerea, naturally occurs in the central and northern parts of our country.  Locally known as the ‘Kalahari Christmas tree’, this tree is easily identified by its unusual flowers and pods.  The name ‘Sickle bush’ is derived from the curved shape of the pods. The tree grows to a height of [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:41+02:00December 14th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Dichrostachys cinerea – Sickle bush – Sekelbos

Searsia lancea – Karee

A versatile, low maintenance tree, the Karee can adapt to a variety of planting scenarios making it an ideal tree in our harsh South African climate.  Growing to a height of between 7 and 8 m, with a similar spread, the tree is evergreen providing shade in the hot summers. This single stemmed, low branching [...]

By |2017-12-08T09:52:05+02:00December 8th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Searsia lancea – Karee