Podocarpus henkelii – Henkel’s yellowwood – Henkel-se geelhout – UmSonti

If you are looking for a classic evergreen for a formal garden, Podocarpus henkelii is an excellent option. The tree has a typical pyramidal shape with branches that are strong enough to hold decorations. This tree can be considered as a substitute for the Christmas tree. P. henkelii grows best in areas with good rainfall [...]

By |2021-02-17T16:21:34+02:00February 17th, 2021|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Podocarpus henkelii – Henkel’s yellowwood – Henkel-se geelhout – UmSonti

Bolusanthus speciosus – Tree wisteria – Vanwykshout

Bolusanthus speciosus is a protected tree of South Africa whose blooms resemble those of Jacaranda. Although it is slow growing and delicate looking, this tree can reach a mature height of 6 to 12m when growing conditions are favourable. It is widely distributed in wooded grasslands of the Northern Province, Mpumalanga, Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal. This tree [...]

By |2021-02-12T13:14:26+02:00February 12th, 2021|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Bolusanthus speciosus – Tree wisteria – Vanwykshout

Calpurnia aurea – Wild laburnum – Geelkeurboom – Umkhiphampethu

Calpurnia aurea is an indigenous semi-evergreen to evergreen tree named after T. Julius Calpurnius, a Latin poet, Aurea refers to the flower colour. Although this summer flowering tree can reach a mature height of about 10m in the wild if growing conditions are favourable, it normally grows to a height of 2 to 4m in [...]

By |2021-02-05T15:24:56+02:00February 5th, 2021|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Calpurnia aurea – Wild laburnum – Geelkeurboom – Umkhiphampethu
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