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Curtisia dentata – Assegaaihout – Dogwood – Assegai

A medium to large tree evergreen tree with striking foliage that looks lovely throughout the year, Curtisia dentata is the only tree native to Southern Africa in the Cornaceae family. It is found growing naturally on rocky outcrops. This tree is familiar for its decorative white fruit that hangs like small bells during winter. It [...]

By |2019-07-12T16:23:11+02:00July 12th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Curtisia dentata – Assegaaihout – Dogwood – Assegai

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

Searsia lancea – Karee

A versatile, low maintenance tree, the Karee can adapt to a variety of planting scenarios making it an ideal tree in our harsh South African climate.  Growing to a height of between 7 and 8 m, with a similar spread, the tree is evergreen providing shade in the hot summers. This single stemmed, low branching [...]

By |2017-12-08T09:52:05+02:00December 8th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Searsia lancea – Karee
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