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Heteropyxis natalensis – Lavender tree – Laventelboom

Indigenous to South Africa, the pretty Heteropyxis natalensis is an ideal tree to plant in a more compact garden. Growing to a height of between 4 to 8 m, the tree has a slender, upright form and is semi-deciduous, providing foliage that turn a beautiful reddish, purple colour during autumn.  The leaves are shiny, with [...]

By |2018-04-19T15:04:23+02:00April 19th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Heteropyxis natalensis – Lavender tree – Laventelboom

Buddleja salviifolia – Sagewood – Saliehout

With spring in the air, warm weather on the way and breezes stirring, scented trees and shrubs are the order of the day. Buddleja salviifolia, commonly known as Sagewood or Butterfly bush is a bushy shrub or small tree that can grow to a height of 4 m under optimal conditions.  It is semi-deciduous and [...]

By |2017-09-07T16:05:20+02:00September 7th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Buddleja salviifolia – Sagewood – Saliehout

Vepris lanceolata – White Ironwood – Wit Ysterhout

The attractive, evergreen White ironwood is a delightful large shrub or small tree.  The tree reaches a height of 4 – 6 m, but can grow up to 20 m in deep forests.  It has a neat growth habit and a dense crown with shiny green foliage. The leaves are trifoliate and leathery, and the [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:49+02:00September 10th, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Vepris lanceolata – White Ironwood – Wit Ysterhout

Gardenia volkensii – Transvaal Gardenia – Bosveldkatjiepiering

This week we are looking at the Gardenia volkensii, an attractive small tree or shrub that thrives in full sun. The evergreen to semi-deciduous Transvaal gardenia is a slow grower that can reach up to 8 m in height. The dense, rounded crown has an interesting, rigid and angular branching pattern. Shiny, bright green leaves [...]

By |2015-06-11T09:15:36+02:00June 11th, 2015|Tree of the Week|0 Comments
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