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Philenoptera violacea–Apple-leaf – Appelblaar–Umbhandu

The Apple-leaf is a semi-deciduous protected tree of South Africa characterised with an open rounded crown and a flaking bark. Its distribution in Africa stretches from Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania in the North to KwaZulu-Natal in the South. Although this tree occurs on all types of soils, it mainly favours sandy or alluvial [...]

By |2020-01-21T15:19:58+02:00January 21st, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Philenoptera violacea–Apple-leaf – Appelblaar–Umbhandu

Olea europaea subsp. Africana – Wild Olive – Olienhout

The Wild olive is regarded as a small fruited subspecies of the commercial olive.  Wind-, drought- and frost–resistant, this evergreen tree can be found in almost every region of South Africa. Although a slow grower, the Wild olive can reach a height of 8 to 9 m.  The tree has a dense, spreading crown of [...]

By |2016-10-25T12:38:54+02:00October 25th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Olea europaea subsp. Africana – Wild Olive – Olienhout

Faidherbia albida – Ana tree – Anaboom

Faidherbia albida is a truly multi-purpose tree in the African landscape.  Native to the southern and eastern parts of Africa, the Ana tree is used ornamentally, for shade or shelter, fodder for animals or to improve soil quality in a wide range of habitats. The fast growing tree is deciduous and can reach a height [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:47+02:00October 11th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Faidherbia albida – Ana tree – Anaboom
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