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Searsia leptodictya – Mountain Karee – Bergkaree

Indigenous to South Africa, Searsia leptodictya occurs naturally in all the northern provinces of our country.  Usually described as a large shrub or smallish tree, the Mountain Karee generally grows to a height of 3 to 4 m, but has been known to reach 9 m under ideal conditions. This is an essential tree if [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:39+02:00June 28th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Searsia leptodictya – Mountain Karee – Bergkaree

Leucosidea sericea – Oldwood – Ouhout

Indigenous to South Africa, Leucosidea sericea is part of the family Rosaceae (Rose family) and occurs mainly in the eastern and northern parts of South Africa.  The common name ‘Oldwood’ was given as the tree has a gnarled trunk and flaky bark, resembling a very old tree. This is a fast growing, evergreen straggly shrub [...]

By |2018-06-21T16:37:36+02:00June 21st, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Leucosidea sericea – Oldwood – Ouhout

Aloe marlothii, Mountain aloe, Bergaalwyn

One of the most iconic South African aloes, Aloe Marlothii, has started blooming and is providing bright splashes of colour in many areas.  Indigenous to South Africa, this aloe is used extensively in landscaping as it is easy to grow and requires very little maintenance while offering a majestic presence in the garden. The Mountain [...]

By |2018-06-15T09:49:57+02:00June 15th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Aloe marlothii, Mountain aloe, Bergaalwyn

Dombeya burgessiae – Pink Dombeya – Pink Wild Pear

Deciduous to semi-deciduous, Dombeya burgessiae is a hardy, multi-stemmed large shrub or small tree that does extremely well in our summer rainfall areas in South Africa.  It occurs naturally in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal and Limpopo, but is adaptable to other areas. Growing to a height of between 2 to 5 m, with a similar spread, [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:40+02:00June 7th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Dombeya burgessiae – Pink Dombeya – Pink Wild Pear