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Commiphora marlothii – Paperbark corkwood – Papierbas

Commiphora marlothii is an indigenous tree native to Southern Africa  [Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe] characterised by bark peeling in yellowing papery pieces to expose the green under layer. In the past, the bark of this tree was used by natives as writing paper, this feature brought the common name of paper bark, or papierbas in Afrikaans. [...]

By |2018-07-26T12:31:16+02:00July 26th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Commiphora marlothii – Paperbark corkwood – Papierbas

Pavetta lanceolata – Weeping Bride’s Bush – Treurbruidsbos

Pavetta lanceolata is generally found in the summer rainfall areas of our country. This large shrub or small tree is best known for its masses of flowers and the alternative common name of ‘Christmas bush’ refers to its peak blooming time from November to December. Growing to a height of 5 – 7 m, the [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:39+02:00July 19th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Pavetta lanceolata – Weeping Bride’s Bush – Treurbruidsbos

Olinia emarginata – Mountain Hard Pear – Berghardepeer

Native to South Africa, Olinia emarginata is an attractive, ornamental tree that is normally found in KwaZulu Natal, the Drakensberg and Gauteng. The Mountain Hard Pear is classified as a small to medium sized tree and can grow to a height of 5 to 7 m.  The size of the tree will vary from small [...]

By |2018-07-12T15:56:54+02:00July 12th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Olinia emarginata – Mountain Hard Pear – Berghardepeer

Grewia occidentalis – Cross berry – Kruisbessie

Indigenous to South Africa, naturally found in a wide variety of habitats, the Cross berry is named after the shape of the berry which consists of four distinctive lobes. Evergreen to semi-deciduous, depending on the climate, Grewia occidentalis is a scrambling shrub or small tree, reaching about 3 m in height.  The tree has shiny, [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:23:31+02:00July 5th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Grewia occidentalis – Cross berry – Kruisbessie