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Schrebera alata – Wild jasmine – Wildejasmyn – Mulungwi

A fast growing evergreen tree or shrub characterised with a low branching structure and a narrow crown. The Wild jasmine is a common tree of Eastern and southern Africa (eastern DR Congo, Uganda and Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa). This tree can reach a mature height of 5m and spread of 4m when grown [...]

By |2020-08-26T19:53:36+02:00August 26th, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Schrebera alata – Wild jasmine – Wildejasmyn – Mulungwi

Dodonaea viscosa var Angustifolia – Sand olive – Sandolien – Muputepute

Dodonaea viscosa is a multi-stemmed shrub/small tree named after a Flemish botanist Rembert Dodoens. It is evergreen with a maximum height of 7m. The distribution of the Sand olive stretches from Tropical Africa in the North to the Southern Cape in the South, also throughout the subtropics and tropics of other parts of the world. [...]

By |2019-07-18T12:01:23+02:00July 18th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Dodonaea viscosa var Angustifolia – Sand olive – Sandolien – Muputepute

Nuxia congesta – Common wild elder – Gewone wildevlier

Nuxia congesta is a small, evergreen tree or shrub whose specific name ‘congesta’ was derived from the dense bunches of fragrant flowers it produces during the winter season (March to July). Widely distributed from Tropical Africa in the North to Eastern Cape in the South, the common wild elder is normally found growing naturally in [...]

By |2018-09-13T12:30:26+02:00September 13th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Nuxia congesta – Common wild elder – Gewone wildevlier

Dombeya burgessiae – Pink Dombeya – Pink Wild Pear

Deciduous to semi-deciduous, Dombeya burgessiae is a hardy, multi-stemmed large shrub or small tree that does extremely well in our summer rainfall areas in South Africa.  It occurs naturally in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal and Limpopo, but is adaptable to other areas. Growing to a height of between 2 to 5 m, with a similar spread, [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:40+02:00June 7th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Dombeya burgessiae – Pink Dombeya – Pink Wild Pear

Myrsine africana – Cape Myrtle – Vlieebos

Indigenous to South Africa, Myrsine africana is a small tree or medium sized shrub that is found throughout the country.  Also known as the African Boxwood, the tree can grow to a height of between 1.5 to 2 m with a spread of approximately 1 m and has a compact growth form. The Cape Myrtle [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:40+02:00May 24th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Myrsine africana – Cape Myrtle – Vlieebos

Dais cotinifolia – Pompon tree – Kanabas

One of our best loved indigenous trees, the Dais cotinifolia is an unforgettable sight from November to December when it is covered in a cloud of soft, pink fluff balls.  The new flower buds look like lollipops, with big round heads on thin stems, carried at the end of the branches.  Once the buds burst [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:40+02:00February 22nd, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Dais cotinifolia – Pompon tree – Kanabas

Salix mucronata – Cape Willow – Kaapse Wilger

Summer is on its way and a popular image depicting our summer is that of a willow tree dipping its graceful branches into a bubbling stream.  Indigenous to South Africa, Salix mucronata is a tall, evergreen to semi-deciduous tree that has an open crown and slightly drooping branches.  It can grow to a height of [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:42+02:00August 24th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Salix mucronata – Cape Willow – Kaapse Wilger

Philenoptera violacea – Apple-leaf – Appelblaar

The hardy, medium to large sized Philenoptera violacea is a protected tree in South Africa and is found from the Eastern Cape, through Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga to Limpopo.  Semi-deciduous, the tree can grow to a height of 15 m and has a wide-spreading, open rounded crown. Attractive green-grey leathery leaves appear in spring and the [...]

By |2016-09-07T10:22:30+02:00September 7th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Philenoptera violacea – Apple-leaf – Appelblaar
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