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Diospyros lycioides – Bluebush – Bloubos

Indigenous to South Africa, Diospyros lycioides is a very hardy, deciduous to evergreen, medium to large shrub that has a variety of applications in your garden. Growing to a height of between 2 to 4 m, with a similar spread, this small tree has four subspecies in our country.  The descriptive name ‘Bluebush’, refers to [...]

By |2018-03-08T12:21:53+02:00March 8th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Diospyros lycioides – Bluebush – Bloubos

Ekebergia capensis – Cape Ash – Essenhout

The indigenous Cape Ash is a beautiful, tall tree with a lovely canopy.  Usually growing to a height of between 8 to 10 m, the tree is evergreen, but can be semi-deciduous in areas with cold, dry winters. The tree has a spreading crown, up to 8 m wide and the leaves are compound with [...]

By |2017-04-13T11:15:59+02:00April 13th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Ekebergia capensis – Cape Ash – Essenhout
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