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Ziziphus rivularis – False Buffalo thorn – Valswag-‘n-bietjie – Mukhalu-vhufa

Although it resembles the buffalo thorn, Ziziphus rivularis is a thornless upright tree with dark green leaves. This tree is evergreen to semi-deciduous depending on the prevailing growing conditions. It is fast growing reaching a mature height of 7m. This tree is not endemic to any particular area in South Africa, it occurs in bushveld, [...]

By |2019-11-04T09:35:17+02:00November 4th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Ziziphus rivularis – False Buffalo thorn – Valswag-‘n-bietjie – Mukhalu-vhufa

Searsia leptodictya – Mountain Karee – Bergkaree

Indigenous to South Africa, Searsia leptodictya occurs naturally in all the northern provinces of our country.  Usually described as a large shrub or smallish tree, the Mountain Karee generally grows to a height of 3 to 4 m, but has been known to reach 9 m under ideal conditions. This is an essential tree if [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:39+02:00June 28th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Searsia leptodictya – Mountain Karee – Bergkaree

Euclea crispa – Blue guarrie – Bloughwarrie

Euclea crispa is a neat upright tree with a dense round canopy of blue green leaves.  Small to medium in size, the tree normally grows to a height of between 2 and 6 m.  Interestingly, it is a member or the Ebony family that has 35 species growing in South Africa.  Distributed throughout South Africa, [...]

By |2017-04-06T13:45:14+02:00April 6th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Euclea crispa – Blue guarrie – Bloughwarrie