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Psychotria capensis – Black Bird Berry – Voelbessie – Isithibala

Psychotria capensis is a useful shrub or small tree that can be grown both in full sun or shade. This stunning evergreen tree can reach a mature height of 8m under favourable growing conditions. In South Africa, this tree occurs naturally in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and some parts of Gauteng. It [...]

By |2020-07-14T12:17:22+02:00July 14th, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Psychotria capensis – Black Bird Berry – Voelbessie – Isithibala

Indigofera frutescens – River indigo – Rivierverfbos

Indigofera frutescens is an evergreen shrub originating from the Western Cape. It can grow both in full sun and partial shade conditions. When growing conditions are conducive, the Rive indigo can reach a mature height of 4m and crown spread of 3m. This shrub is often found growing naturally on mountain sides. It is frost [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:55:45+02:00June 3rd, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Indigofera frutescens – River indigo – Rivierverfbos

Buddleja saligna – False olive – Witolienhout

The false olive is a very hardy evergreen tree characterised with a much-branched crown and drooping branches. Its distribution stretches from the Western Cape in South Africa to Zimbabwe. Buddleja saligna is a common tree in dry, deciduous woodlands especially along drainage lines. It is classified as a small tree which can reach a mature [...]

By |2019-05-20T10:09:44+02:00May 20th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Buddleja saligna – False olive – Witolienhout

Cassinopsis ilicifolia-Lemon thorn-Lemoentjiedoring -Icegceya – ihlazane

Cassinopsis Ilicifolia is an indigenous Southern African shrub widely distributed from Zimbabwe to the Western Cape. This tree is found growing naturally in montane forests, forest margins, densely wooded cliffs and along streams. This thorny shrub is fast growing (up to 800mm per year) and can reach a mature height of 5m. The glossy leaves [...]

By |2019-01-11T11:57:03+02:00January 11th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Cassinopsis ilicifolia-Lemon thorn-Lemoentjiedoring -Icegceya – ihlazane

Halleria lucida – Tree fuschia – Notsung

Named after a professor of Botany at Gottigen, Halleria lucida is an evergreen or semi-deciduous tree or shrub that is often multi-stemmed with a spreading crown and a shiny foliage on drooping branches. It is an indigenous tree of Southern Africa which can a mature height of 12m in wetter warmer areas. Tree fuschia is [...]

By |2018-11-16T15:15:56+02:00November 16th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Halleria lucida – Tree fuschia – Notsung

Pappea capensis – Doppruim – Jacket plum

Evergreen to semi-deciduous tree with a spreading rounded crown valued for its longevity. Pappea capensis is widespread in Southern Africa from the Northern Cape through the drier Karoo, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng as well as Mozambique, Zimbabwe and northwards into eastern and southern tropical Africa. This tree is found naturally growing in Savanna grasslands as [...]

By |2018-11-02T12:48:09+02:00November 2nd, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Pappea capensis – Doppruim – Jacket plum

Calodendrum capense – Kaapsekastaiing – Cape chestnut

Although originating from the Cape, Calodendrum capense is a semi-deciduous tree that can be found growing naturally in other parts of South africa such as Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape. Its name was derived from the Greek words Kalos which means beautiful and dendron which means tree. The species name capense is [...]

By |2018-10-25T12:39:35+02:00October 25th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Calodendrum capense – Kaapsekastaiing – Cape chestnut
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