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Feijoa sellowiana- Fruit salad tree

Feijoa sellowiana is an evergreen multi-stemmed shrub normally grown for its attractive silvery foliage, unusual flowers and tasty fruits. This tree can reach a mature height of 6m when growing conditions are favourable.  Although native to South America, the fruit salad tree is being cultivated all over the world as a fruit or ornamental tree. [...]

By |2018-09-27T15:26:44+02:00September 27th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Feijoa sellowiana- Fruit salad tree

Combretum kraussii-forest bushwillow-bosvaderlandswilg

Classified as evergreen or semi-deciduous, Combretum kraussii is a fast-growing tree reaching a mature height of 4 to 10m. Its distribution stretches from Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo to Mpumalanga. This tree is found growing naturally on rocky hillsides, evergreen forests, wooded valleys, open woodlands and also on mountain grasslands. The forest bush willow is well [...]

By |2018-09-19T19:34:14+02:00September 19th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Combretum kraussii-forest bushwillow-bosvaderlandswilg

Nuxia congesta – Common wild elder – Gewone wildevlier

Nuxia congesta is a small, evergreen tree or shrub whose specific name ‘congesta’ was derived from the dense bunches of fragrant flowers it produces during the winter season (March to July). Widely distributed from Tropical Africa in the North to Eastern Cape in the South, the common wild elder is normally found growing naturally in [...]

By |2018-09-13T12:30:26+02:00September 13th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Nuxia congesta – Common wild elder – Gewone wildevlier

Ilex mitis- Cape holly – Without

Ilex mitis is a beautiful fast growing evergreen tree which grows well in moist conditions but can also withstand dry conditions. It is believed to be an indicator species for areas with high water table. This tree is widely distributed in different parts of South Africa which include Limpopo, Northwest, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Free [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:39+02:00September 6th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Ilex mitis- Cape holly – Without