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Heteropyxis natalensis – Lavender tree – Laventelboom

Indigenous to South Africa, the pretty Heteropyxis natalensis is an ideal tree to plant in a more compact garden. Growing to a height of between 4 to 8 m, the tree has a slender, upright form and is semi-deciduous, providing foliage that turn a beautiful reddish, purple colour during autumn.  The leaves are shiny, with [...]

By |2018-04-19T15:04:23+02:00April 19th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Heteropyxis natalensis – Lavender tree – Laventelboom

Euclea crispa – Blue guarrie – Bloughwarrie

Euclea crispa is a neat upright tree with a dense round canopy of blue green leaves.  Small to medium in size, the tree normally grows to a height of between 2 and 6 m.  Interestingly, it is a member or the Ebony family that has 35 species growing in South Africa.  Distributed throughout South Africa, [...]

By |2017-04-06T13:45:14+02:00April 6th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Euclea crispa – Blue guarrie – Bloughwarrie
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