Rawsonia lucida – Forest peach – Bosperske

The 21st of March marked the annual ‘International Day of Forests’ globally and in this spirit we are looking at Rawsonia lucida, a lesser-known indigenous tree that naturally occurs in semi-arid to moist and humid evergreen and semi-evergreen forests.  Typically found in the Eastern parts of South Africa, this small to medium sized tree forms [...]

By |2018-03-22T12:43:46+02:00March 22nd, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Rawsonia lucida – Forest peach – Bosperske

Combretum bracteosum – Hiccup-nut – Hikklimop

The indigenous Combretum bracteosum naturally occurs along the eastern seaboard of Southern Africa, including Kwazulu Natal, Transkei and the Eastern Cape.  Although it thrives in a subtropical, coastal environment, it is adaptive and has been successfully grown on the Highveld. This fast growing, semi-deciduous tree is unique amongst the bush willows in that it does [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:40+02:00March 15th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Combretum bracteosum – Hiccup-nut – Hikklimop

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
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