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Psychotria capensis – Black Bird Berry – Voelbessie – Isithibala

Psychotria capensis is a useful shrub or small tree that can be grown both in full sun or shade. This stunning evergreen tree can reach a mature height of 8m under favourable growing conditions. In South Africa, this tree occurs naturally in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and some parts of Gauteng. It [...]

By |2020-07-14T12:17:22+02:00July 14th, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Psychotria capensis – Black Bird Berry – Voelbessie – Isithibala

Kiggelaria africana – Wild peach tree – Wilde perskeboom

One of our best indigenous ‘wildlife’ trees for gardens is the Kiggelaria africana.  Attracting butterflies, insects and birds, this evergreen to semi-deciduous tree makes a great shade tree that will also offer protection from the wind. Growing to a height of 4 to 10 m, the Wild peach is single stemmed and has a rounded, [...]

By |2016-03-10T11:20:40+02:00March 10th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Kiggelaria africana – Wild peach tree – Wilde perskeboom

Vepris lanceolata – White Ironwood – Wit Ysterhout

The attractive, evergreen White ironwood is a delightful large shrub or small tree.  The tree reaches a height of 4 – 6 m, but can grow up to 20 m in deep forests.  It has a neat growth habit and a dense crown with shiny green foliage. The leaves are trifoliate and leathery, and the [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:49+02:00September 10th, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Vepris lanceolata – White Ironwood – Wit Ysterhout
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