Monthly Archives: April 2018

//April

Peltophorum africanum – Weeping Wattle – Huilboom

The colourful, indigenous Peltophorum africanum is a wildlife friendly tree that attracts insects and animals alike throughout the year. Growing to a height of between 5 to 7 m and even higher, the tree, also known as the African Wattle, provides welcome shade during the hot months with its large, acacia-like, feathery leaves.  It has [...]

By |2018-04-26T12:35:20+02:00April 26th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Peltophorum africanum – Weeping Wattle – Huilboom

Heteropyxis natalensis – Lavender tree – Laventelboom

Indigenous to South Africa, the pretty Heteropyxis natalensis is an ideal tree to plant in a more compact garden. Growing to a height of between 4 to 8 m, the tree has a slender, upright form and is semi-deciduous, providing foliage that turn a beautiful reddish, purple colour during autumn.  The leaves are shiny, with [...]

By |2018-04-19T15:04:23+02:00April 19th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Heteropyxis natalensis – Lavender tree – Laventelboom

Vangueria infausta – Wild Medlar – Wilde Mispel

Indigenous to South Africa, Vangueria infausta is a small to medium, deciduous shrub or tree that is found in almost all of our provinces. Growing to a height of between 3 to 7 m, the Wild Medlar is a popular, natural fruit tree that is drought resistant and fairly cold resistant, making it ideal for [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:40+02:00April 12th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Vangueria infausta – Wild Medlar – Wilde Mispel

Cordia caffra – Septee tree – Septee

The lovely, indigenous Cordia caffra occurs naturally in forest, coastal forest and riverine bush in South Africa.  As a decorative tree, the Septee is a year round eye catcher that does well in an urban environment and it can be used as an avenue specimen. This is a fast growing, small to medium tree which [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:40+02:00April 5th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Cordia caffra – Septee tree – Septee