Monthly Archives: November 2018

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Bauhinia galpinii – Pride of De Kaap – Vlam-van-die-Vlakte

One would think this shrub originates from the Cape due to its common name but in fact, Bauhinia galpinii got its common name from De Kaap valley in Nelspruit Mpumalanga where it is much more wide spread. This plant species can also be found growing naturally in the moist bushveld areas of the country. Bauhinia [...]

By |2018-11-30T11:46:49+02:00November 30th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Bauhinia galpinii – Pride of De Kaap – Vlam-van-die-Vlakte

Juglans regia – Common walnut – English walnut

Native from Asia and South East of Europe, Juglans regia is a common variety of walnuts grown all over the world together with Juglans nigra (black walnut).  This deciduous tree can attain a mature height of 30m and is normally cultivated in temperate areas in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. It is well known for its high level of [...]

By |2018-11-23T09:58:35+02:00November 23rd, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Juglans regia – Common walnut – English walnut

Halleria lucida – Tree fuschia – Notsung

Named after a professor of Botany at Gottigen, Halleria lucida is an evergreen or semi-deciduous tree or shrub that is often multi-stemmed with a spreading crown and a shiny foliage on drooping branches. It is an indigenous tree of Southern Africa which can a mature height of 12m in wetter warmer areas. Tree fuschia is [...]

By |2018-11-16T15:15:56+02:00November 16th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Halleria lucida – Tree fuschia – Notsung

Heteropyxis canescens – Forest lavender – Boslaventelboom

Heteropyxis canescens is a  small tree that can either be semi-deciduous or evergreen tree depending on weather conditions in an area.  It can reach  a mature height of 3 to 8m. This tree is rare as it is only restricted to some parts of Mpumalanga in South Africa and also in Swaziland. This tree is [...]

By |2018-12-05T09:59:31+02:00November 8th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Heteropyxis canescens – Forest lavender – Boslaventelboom

Pappea capensis – Doppruim – Jacket plum

Evergreen to semi-deciduous tree with a spreading rounded crown valued for its longevity. Pappea capensis is widespread in Southern Africa from the Northern Cape through the drier Karoo, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng as well as Mozambique, Zimbabwe and northwards into eastern and southern tropical Africa. This tree is found naturally growing in Savanna grasslands as [...]

By |2018-11-02T12:48:09+02:00November 2nd, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Pappea capensis – Doppruim – Jacket plum