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Commiphora marlothii – Paperbark corkwood – Papierbas

Commiphora marlothii is an indigenous tree native to Southern Africa  [Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe] characterised by bark peeling in yellowing papery pieces to expose the green under layer. In the past, the bark of this tree was used by natives as writing paper, this feature brought the common name of paper bark, or papierbas in Afrikaans. [...]

By |2018-07-26T12:31:16+02:00July 26th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Commiphora marlothii – Paperbark corkwood – Papierbas

Olinia emarginata – Mountain Hard Pear – Berghardepeer

Native to South Africa, Olinia emarginata is an attractive, ornamental tree that is normally found in KwaZulu Natal, the Drakensberg and Gauteng. The Mountain Hard Pear is classified as a small to medium sized tree and can grow to a height of 5 to 7 m.  The size of the tree will vary from small [...]

By |2018-07-12T15:56:54+02:00July 12th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Olinia emarginata – Mountain Hard Pear – Berghardepeer

Cordia caffra – Septee tree – Septee

The lovely, indigenous Cordia caffra occurs naturally in forest, coastal forest and riverine bush in South Africa.  As a decorative tree, the Septee is a year round eye catcher that does well in an urban environment and it can be used as an avenue specimen. This is a fast growing, small to medium tree which [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:40+02:00April 5th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Cordia caffra – Septee tree – Septee

Vachellia xanthophloea – Fever tree – Koorsboom

One of our staple trees at Sun Trees, is the indigenous Vachellia xanthophloea.  The distinctive colouring of the Fever tree makes this tree an ornamental specimen that provides interest all year round. From the bright yellowish green trunk, to the sparse spreading crown and upstanding growth habit, the appearance of the Fever tree is exceptional.  [...]

By |2017-11-23T15:29:48+02:00November 23rd, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Vachellia xanthophloea – Fever tree – Koorsboom

Syzygium guineese – Water pear – Waterpeer

With summer upon us with its warm, sunny days we are all looking for welcome relief from the heat.  Syzygium guineese is an indigenous tree that will provide deep shade in your garden.  A medium to large tree, the Water pear can grow to a height of 15 to 20m and does not have an [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:41+02:00November 16th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Syzygium guineese – Water pear – Waterpeer

Steganotaenia araliacea – Carrot tree – Geelwortelboom

Steganotaenia araliacea is a small, aromatic, deciduous tree that grows to a height of 2 – 7 m.  When the leaves are crushed, it produces a carrot-like aroma, hence the common name of Carrot tree. This is an ornamental tree with interesting bark and flowers that appear before the new leaves.  The main stem of [...]

By |2016-04-19T11:08:50+02:00February 24th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Steganotaenia araliacea – Carrot tree – Geelwortelboom
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