Euphorbia ingens – Naboom – Mokgoto

Euphorbia ingens is an evergreen succulent tree characterised with an upright growth habit. It has no leaves but has segmented arms growing from the main trunk. This tree has a slow to moderate growth rate of about 60cm per year. It is distributed throughout KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, Limpopo Province, Gauteng and the North-West Province. The Naboom has a [...]

By |2022-05-27T15:49:42+02:00May 27th, 2022|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Euphorbia ingens – Naboom – Mokgoto

Bersama lucens – Glossy white ash – Blinkblaarwitessenhout – isiNdiyandiya

Bersama lucens is an uncommon small to medium sized tree characterised with shiny, leathery, thick and dark green leaves. This tree naturally occurs in swamps, coastal forests and high inland forests from north eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal and eastern Gauteng. It is a slow grower and can reach a mature height of 3 to 10m [...]

By |2022-04-11T11:43:18+02:00April 11th, 2022|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Bersama lucens – Glossy white ash – Blinkblaarwitessenhout – isiNdiyandiya

Mundulea sericea – Cork bush – Kurkbos – Mukunda-ndou

Famous for its thick corky bark, Mundulea sericea is an attractive small tree originating from KwaZulu Natal. This tree normally reaches a mature height of 7.5-12m high and is usually single-stemmed with a bushy branched crown. This tree is common in Southern African countries which include Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. Leaves of the Cork bush are unevenly compound, with 4-11 pale green leaflets [...]

By |2022-01-11T14:11:39+02:00November 5th, 2021|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Mundulea sericea – Cork bush – Kurkbos – Mukunda-ndou

Teclea gerrardii – Zulu monkey orange – Zulukersielemoen – Umozane

The Zulu cherry-orange is an ornamental tree that grows well in sunny or shady positions and invites wildlife to gardens because of its attractive, fleshy, reddish-orange fruits. This small to medium sized tree grows to a height of 5m under optimum conditions. The leaves of Teclea gerrardii are trifoliate, with narrowly winged and grooved stalks [...]

By |2021-12-08T15:38:47+02:00September 24th, 2021|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Teclea gerrardii – Zulu monkey orange – Zulukersielemoen – Umozane

Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder – Bosvlier – Umkhobeza

The Forest elder is an attractive moisture loving tree characterised with a dense rounded crown. This tree usually has a single trunk and branches from the lower part of the trunk. It usually reaches a mature height between 3 to 10 m. The natural distribution of the species extends from the Cape midlands and Eastern Cape through Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga [...]

By |2022-01-12T14:00:51+02:00September 16th, 2021|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder – Bosvlier – Umkhobeza
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