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Erythrina caffra – Coast coral tree – Kuskoraalboom – Umsintsi

Well known for its warm red to scarlet-coloured flowers which appear from the cold winter months through to spring, the Coast coral tree is a medium to large-sized deciduous tree whose size depends largely on the prevailing climate and soil conditions. This species is long lived, it can reach ages of 150 years or more. [...]

By |2019-03-20T12:48:33+02:00March 20th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Erythrina caffra – Coast coral tree – Kuskoraalboom – Umsintsi

Terminalia sericea – Silver cluster-leaf – Vaalboom

Terminalia sericea is an umbrella shaped deciduous tree belonging to the Combretacea family. This tree occurs naturally in a wide range of landscapes which include open woodlands and is common in tropical and subtropical areas. The indigenous Terminalia sericea is small to medium sized and can reach a mature height of 9 to 23m. Foliage [...]

By |2019-03-14T14:50:44+02:00March 14th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Terminalia sericea – Silver cluster-leaf – Vaalboom

Ptaeroxylon obliquum – Sneezewood – Nieshout – Umthathe

An evergreen to semi-deciduous tree belonging to the Citrus family, Ptaeroxylon obliquum can reach a mature height of 35m under conducive growing conditions. Its distribution stretches from Tanzania in the North to Eastern Cape in South. Leaves of this tree are opposite, evenly compound with dark green asymmetric leaflets. In Autumn, Ptaeroxylon obliquum produces yellow [...]

By |2019-03-08T16:04:34+02:00March 8th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Ptaeroxylon obliquum – Sneezewood – Nieshout – Umthathe

Scotia afra – Karoo boer-bean – Karooboerboon – Umqongci

Scotia afra is a multi-branched evergreen tree or shrub that can grow to a mature height of 5m. It naturally occurs along the banks of dry streams and small rivers in the Little Karoo, the drier areas of Eastern Cape and the southern part of Western Cape. This small waterwise tree has glossy dark green [...]

By |2019-03-01T09:56:53+02:00March 1st, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Scotia afra – Karoo boer-bean – Karooboerboon – Umqongci

Greyia radlkoferi – Transvaal bottlebrush – Inhlazane

Greyia radlkoferi is a deciduous tree growing up to 7m tall with an open canopy and gnarled stems and branches. Its distribution in South Africa stretches from Limpopo Province in the North to KwaZulu Natal in the South. This tree is found growing naturally in deep channels along streambanks, bordering evergreen forests and among rocks. [...]

By |2019-03-01T09:33:17+02:00March 1st, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Greyia radlkoferi – Transvaal bottlebrush – Inhlazane

Trachycarpus fortunei – Chinese Windmill palm

Trachycarpus fortunei is a very hardy slow growing palm tree reaching a mature height of 12 to 20m. Despite of the fact that this palm is exotic and native to China, it easily adapts to a multitude of climates from very cold to tropical environments. The spiralling out of leaves in all directions from the [...]

By |2019-02-15T15:05:58+02:00February 15th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Trachycarpus fortunei – Chinese Windmill palm

Dovyalis caffra – Kei apple – Kei-appel – IsiZulu: umqokolo

Dovyalis caffra is a thorny evergreen tree or shrub with a moderate growth rate and usually reaching a mature height of 3 to 5m. This tree is found growing naturally in open bushes, wooded grasslands and Acacia woodlands. It is widely distributed all over Southern Africa. The leaves of Kei apple are glossy and oval [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:58:42+02:00February 8th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Dovyalis caffra – Kei apple – Kei-appel – IsiZulu: umqokolo

Khaya anthotheca – African Mahogany – Red Mahogany – Oos-Afrikaanse mahonie

Khaya anthotheca is a large evergreen tree cultivated most successfully throughout the country. It can grow up to 60m tall under forest conditions and up to 30m under garden conditions. This tree is found growing naturally in evergreen and riverine forests, nearly always near water. It is native to tropical and Southern Africa and is [...]

By |2019-02-04T13:25:34+02:00February 4th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Khaya anthotheca – African Mahogany – Red Mahogany – Oos-Afrikaanse mahonie

Macadamia integrifolia – Macadamia nut – Makadamianeut

Although mainly cultivated on a commercial scale in South Africa (Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Kwa-Zulu Natal), Macadamia nut is an exotic tree originating from North Eastern new South Wales and central and South Eastern Queensland. Varieties of Macadamia nut commonly grown in South Africa include Beaumont, Kau, Mauka, Pahala, Makai and Nelmak 2. When growing conditions are [...]

By |2019-01-25T15:40:10+02:00January 25th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Macadamia integrifolia – Macadamia nut – Makadamianeut

Pittosporum vidiflorum – Cheesewood – Kasuur – Umphushamvu

Indigenous to South Africa and other countries like Arabia, Madagascar and India, Pittosporum vidiflorum is an evergreen tree characterised with a dense roundish upright crown. In South Africa, this tree has a widespread distribution on the Highveld and Eastern parts of the country. This tree has the potential of reaching 30m when growing in a [...]

By |2019-01-18T14:57:31+02:00January 18th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Pittosporum vidiflorum – Cheesewood – Kasuur – Umphushamvu