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Bauhinia tomentosa – Yellow bauhinia – Geelbeesklou – Isithibathibana

Bauhinia tomentosa is a multi-stemmed small tree/shrub characterised with lobed leaves resembling butterfly wings. This tree grows well both under full sun and shade conditions. It is a fast grower, with a growth rate of about 900mm per year. This species of Bauhinia grows from the coastal Eastern Cape and southern Natal to Limpopo and [...]

By |2019-08-16T14:28:25+02:00August 16th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Bauhinia tomentosa – Yellow bauhinia – Geelbeesklou – Isithibathibana

Syzygium paniculatum – Brush cherry – Magenta lilly pilly

The brush cherry is a beautiful fast-growing tree or shrub originating from Australia. It belongs to the myrtle family and is related to the gums or eucalypts. This tree has a long-life cycle of 40 to 150 years and when established, it can endure relatively long periods of drought. This tree has a natural rounded [...]

By |2019-08-08T14:29:23+02:00August 8th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Syzygium paniculatum – Brush cherry – Magenta lilly pilly

Podocarpus latifolius – Real yellowwood – Opregte geelhout

Afrocarpus latifolius is a slow growing indigenous tree of South Africa most valued for its timber. It is normally found growing naturally in mountainous areas and forests in the Southern, Eastern and Northern parts of the country. This tree can reach a mature height of 20-30 metres. The dark green lance shaped leaves of this [...]

By |2019-08-02T15:59:54+02:00August 2nd, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Podocarpus latifolius – Real yellowwood – Opregte geelhout