Virgilia divaricata – Cape lilac/Blossom tree – Keurboom

The indigenous Virgilia divaricata, more commonly known as the Keurboom (“Chosen tree”), is a beautiful, fast growing, evergreen tree.  The Keurboom’s river is named after this tree as it occurs in abundance in the Knysna and Plettenberg Bay area. When young, the Keurboom can grow up to 1.3 m a year, reaching its full height [...]