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Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder – Bosvlier – umHlambandlazi

An evergreen tree named after an amateur French Botanist, Nuxia floribunda is an attractive moisture loving tree characterised with a dense rounded crown. This tree usually has a single trunk and branches from the lower part of the trunk. Distribution of the Forest elder stretches from Zambia and Malawi in the North to Western Cape [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:50:14+02:00October 17th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder – Bosvlier – umHlambandlazi

Breonadia salicina – Matumi tree – Mingerhout

Mingerhout is the Afrikaans word for the Matumi tree, also known as the ‘Woodworkers Friend’.  The wood is hard and heavy with beautiful yellow to light brown colours, which lends itself to the making of fine furniture.  Because of the popularity of the wood for manufacturing purposes, the Matumi is now a protected tree in [...]

By |2018-02-08T14:29:14+02:00February 8th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Breonadia salicina – Matumi tree – Mingerhout
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