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Freylinia tropica – Honeybell bush – Heuningklokkiesbos

Indigenous to South Africa, Freylinia tropica has the delightful common name of Honeybell bush, describing the scented flowers exactly. Evergreen, this large shrub or small tree can grow to a height of up to 2.5 m and is often shaped into a hedge or used as a container plant.  Freylinia has a slender, spreading habit [...]

By |2017-08-17T11:39:47+02:00August 17th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Freylinia tropica – Honeybell bush – Heuningklokkiesbos

Dombeya rotundifolia – Wild pear – Wildepeer

The onset of spring is heralded by the highly ornamental Dombeya rotundifolia with its masses of pinkish white, scented flowers which appear from July to September.  The blooms contrast sharply with the dark trunk and branches, creating a spectacular focal point in the garden.  The flowers remain on the tree and turn golden brown while [...]

By |2015-09-03T12:49:46+02:00September 3rd, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Dombeya rotundifolia – Wild pear – Wildepeer

Cunonia capensis – Butterspoon tree – Red Alder – Rooiels

This fast growing, evergreen tree is a versatile shade tree with a fine wide crown. The small tree can grow to a height of 5 to 10 m and the thick stem normally remains unbranched for a good length. The young leaves emerge with a bronze colour that matures into a lovely glossy dark green. [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:51+02:00February 19th, 2015|Tree of the Week|0 Comments
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