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Myrsine africana – African boxwood – Vlieebos

Myrsine africana is a dense multi-stemmed small shrub commonly found growing among rocks or beneath other trees. This slow growing evergreen shrub has an upright growth habit, it can reach a mature height of about 2m when growing conditions are favourable. The distribution of Myrsine africana stretches from the Himalayas, China and the Azores to [...]

By |2020-02-27T14:19:54+02:00February 27th, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Myrsine africana – African boxwood – Vlieebos

Maytenus undata – Koko tree – Kokoboom

A hardy evergreen tree with a variable height depending on the area it is growing, Maytenus undata usually exists as a multi-stemmed shrub [2-3m tall] or a single trunked tree that can grow up to 10m. It is a common tree along the margins of forest, in woodland and on rocky hillsides, often among boulders [...]

By |2019-11-20T10:43:32+02:00November 20th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Maytenus undata – Koko tree – Kokoboom

Heteropyxis natalensis – Lavender tree – Laventelboom

An attractive small to medium sized tree that can grow as deciduous or evergreen depending on prevailing growing conditions. Although Heteropyxis natalensis now grows in many parts of South Africa, it originated from KwaZulu Natal. When crushed, leaves and twigs of this tree produce a strong lavender smell hence the common name ‘lavender tree.’ In [...]

By |2019-09-06T11:02:13+02:00September 6th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Heteropyxis natalensis – Lavender tree – Laventelboom

Citharexylum spinosum – Fiddlewood

Fiddlewood is a pretty shrub or small tree native to the West Indies but is now grown as an ornamental tree all over the world. This tree is semi-deciduous and keeps some of its foliage all year and will drop some leaves as well. Although fiddlewood favours wet habitats, it has also been found in [...]

By |2019-05-09T14:32:37+02:00May 9th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Citharexylum spinosum – Fiddlewood

Heteropyxis canescens – Forest lavender – Boslaventelboom

Heteropyxis canescens is a  small tree that can either be semi-deciduous or evergreen tree depending on weather conditions in an area.  It can reach  a mature height of 3 to 8m. This tree is rare as it is only restricted to some parts of Mpumalanga in South Africa and also in Swaziland. This tree is [...]

By |2018-12-05T09:59:31+02:00November 8th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Heteropyxis canescens – Forest lavender – Boslaventelboom

Feijoa sellowiana- Fruit salad tree

Feijoa sellowiana is an evergreen multi-stemmed shrub normally grown for its attractive silvery foliage, unusual flowers and tasty fruits. This tree can reach a mature height of 6m when growing conditions are favourable.  Although native to South America, the fruit salad tree is being cultivated all over the world as a fruit or ornamental tree. [...]

By |2018-09-27T15:26:44+02:00September 27th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Feijoa sellowiana- Fruit salad tree

Combretum kraussii-forest bushwillow-bosvaderlandswilg

Classified as evergreen or semi-deciduous, Combretum kraussii is a fast-growing tree reaching a mature height of 4 to 10m. Its distribution stretches from Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo to Mpumalanga. This tree is found growing naturally on rocky hillsides, evergreen forests, wooded valleys, open woodlands and also on mountain grasslands. The forest bush willow is well [...]

By |2018-09-19T19:34:14+02:00September 19th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Combretum kraussii-forest bushwillow-bosvaderlandswilg

Nuxia congesta – Common wild elder – Gewone wildevlier

Nuxia congesta is a small, evergreen tree or shrub whose specific name ‘congesta’ was derived from the dense bunches of fragrant flowers it produces during the winter season (March to July). Widely distributed from Tropical Africa in the North to Eastern Cape in the South, the common wild elder is normally found growing naturally in [...]

By |2018-09-13T12:30:26+02:00September 13th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Nuxia congesta – Common wild elder – Gewone wildevlier

Anastrabe integerrima – Pambati tree – pambatieboom

The Pambati tree is fast growing multi-stemmed evergreen shrub endemic to Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal. Its genus name Anastrabe was derived from the Greek words ‘ana’ which means back again and ‘strabos’ which means distorted; this refers to the male parts of the flower that are not of the same size with the larger [...]

By |2018-08-30T13:52:34+02:00August 30th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Anastrabe integerrima – Pambati tree – pambatieboom
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