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Dombeya rotundifolia – wild pear – drolpeer

In its natural habitat, Dombeya rotundifolia is found growing either in clumps or a single tree. The wild pear is a beautiful specimen tree characterised by white pink scented flowers. This tree flowers together with the coral tree, signalling the beginning of Spring. It is deciduous and fast growing, with a growth rate of about 1 - [...]

By |2018-12-13T15:07:05+02:00December 13th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Dombeya rotundifolia – wild pear – drolpeer

Ginkgo biloba – Maidenhair tree – Vrouehaarboom

Hailing from China, Ginkgo biloba (also known as the Maidenhair tree because the foliage resembles some of the Maidenhair ferns) is best known for its medicinal qualities.  In addition the tree features a spreading canopy that provides shade and the foliage is highly ornamental. The tree grows fairly slow and can attain a height or [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:47+02:00June 30th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Ginkgo biloba – Maidenhair tree – Vrouehaarboom

Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder – Bosvlier

The Forest elder is a decorative, evergreen specimen tree, indigenous to South Africa.  Sweetly scented, creamy-white flower clusters are borne from May to September, attracting a myriad of birds and insects.  Sprays of flowers are 25 – 30cm long and appear at the ends of branchlets forming a mass of attractive blooms from autumn to [...]

By |2016-05-12T11:14:18+02:00May 12th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder – Bosvlier
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