exotic

Home/Tag: exotic

Ilex aquifolium – English Holly – Common Holly – Christmas Holly

With Christmas by the corner, now is the time to invest in festive foliage! Ilex aquifolium, commonly called the Common Holly is a densely branched evergreen tree with a pyramidal shape. Although native to Europe, Western Asia and North Africa, this slow growing tree or shrub is now grown all over the world due to [...]

By |2020-11-23T14:39:12+02:00November 23rd, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Ilex aquifolium – English Holly – Common Holly – Christmas Holly

Trachycarpus fortunei – Chinese Windmill palm

Trachycarpus fortunei is a very hardy slow growing palm tree reaching a mature height of 12 to 20m. Despite of the fact that this palm is exotic and native to China, it easily adapts to a multitude of climates from very cold to tropical environments. The spiralling out of leaves in all directions from the [...]

By |2019-02-15T15:05:58+02:00February 15th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Trachycarpus fortunei – Chinese Windmill palm

Macadamia integrifolia – Macadamia nut – Makadamianeut

Although mainly cultivated on a commercial scale in South Africa (Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Kwa-Zulu Natal), Macadamia nut is an exotic tree originating from North Eastern new South Wales and central and South Eastern Queensland. Varieties of Macadamia nut commonly grown in South Africa include Beaumont, Kau, Mauka, Pahala, Makai and Nelmak 2. When growing conditions are [...]

By |2019-01-25T15:40:10+02:00January 25th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Macadamia integrifolia – Macadamia nut – Makadamianeut

Quercus palustris – Pin Oak – Moeraseik

Native to eastern and central America, the exotic Pin Oak is a medium to large tree that has adapted well to our South African conditions.  It can be found along many roadsides and is also prominent features in many of our parks and large gardens. The tree is deciduous and has an attractive, pyramidal shape [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:40+02:00May 17th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Quercus palustris – Pin Oak – Moeraseik

Prunus avium – Cherry tree – Kersieboom

Prunus avium is an exotic fruit tree that originally hails from South Eastern Europe and Asia.  Known for its delicious fruit and pretty spring blossoms, this tree has a long standing history in South Africa. The first cherry orchard was planted in 1860 near Cape Town, but the main cherry production area today is situated [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:42+02:00August 10th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Prunus avium – Cherry tree – Kersieboom

Ceratonia siliqua – Carob tree – Johannesbroodboom

This native of the Mediterranean and Middle East is an exotic tree in South Africa, and is well known for its ability to tolerate dry conditions. Evergreen, Ceratonia siliqua can grow to a height of 8 m with a spread of approximately 5 m, making it a good specimen for a large garden.  The tree [...]

By |2017-07-14T11:55:21+02:00July 14th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Ceratonia siliqua – Carob tree – Johannesbroodboom

Gardenia jasminoides – Cape jasmine – Katjiepiering

Known for their intoxicating fragrance and waxy, creamy-white flowers that contrast beautifully with their shiny, dark-green leaves, Gardenias add sensory pleasure to any garden. Gardenia jasminoides, also known as Gardenia grandiflora, is native to tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and Oceania.  This shrubby, evergreen species grow to a height of between [...]

By |2017-05-13T15:11:01+02:00May 13th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Gardenia jasminoides – Cape jasmine – Katjiepiering

Betula pendula – Silver birch – Silwerberk

As autumn slowly approaches, our neighbourhoods are filled with golden red colours where deciduous trees are starting to change hue in preparation for winter. A beautiful example is the Betula pendula.  The autumn colour of the leaves is golden-yellow, which is in striking contrast to the silvery-white bark of the tree.  This exotic generally grows [...]

By |2017-03-30T14:07:27+02:00March 30th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Betula pendula – Silver birch – Silwerberk

Populus simonii – Chinese poplar

The exotic Chinese poplar is a beautiful addition to almost any type of garden. Deciduous, the tree changes its appearance as each new season approaches, showcasing blazing colours throughout the year.  Growing to a height of between 8 to 15 m, this tall tree has a medium spread of 2 to 6 m.  It has [...]

By |2017-02-02T12:00:03+02:00February 2nd, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Populus simonii – Chinese poplar

Viburnum odoratissimum – Sweet viburnum

Viburnum odoratissimum is a tall, fast growing shrub that originates from the Far East.  Evergreen with small white blooms, this plant is very popular for use as a screening or hedging specimen. Growing to a height of between 2 to 6 m with a spreading crown, the Sweet viburnum has ornamental qualities.  The leaves are [...]

By |2016-11-30T10:24:28+02:00November 30th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Viburnum odoratissimum – Sweet viburnum
Go to Top