Heteropyxis natalensis

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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

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
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