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X Citrofortunella microcarpa – Citrus Calamondin

Commonly known as Calamondin, X Citrofortunella microcarpa is a small bushy evergreen tree or shrub originating from China or the Philippines. It has a maximum height of around 7m when growing conditions are ideal. This tree is a cross between a mandarin and kumquat, hence the ‘X ‘ preceding the genus name. Leaves and the [...]

By |2020-03-09T16:22:57+02:00March 9th, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on X Citrofortunella microcarpa – Citrus Calamondin

Plumeria rubra – Frangipani

Whether grown in containers or in the ground, Plumeria rubra is a fabulous addition to the garden. This tree is native to the Caribbean islands and the mainland of Central America but is now grown all over the world. It can reach a mature height and spread of 3m when growing conditions are conducive. Plumeria [...]

By |2020-02-06T12:37:49+02:00February 6th, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Plumeria rubra – Frangipani

Combretum kraussii-forest bushwillow-bosvaderlandswilg

Classified as evergreen or semi-deciduous, Combretum kraussii is a fast-growing tree reaching a mature height of 4 to 10m. Its distribution stretches from Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo to Mpumalanga. This tree is found growing naturally on rocky hillsides, evergreen forests, wooded valleys, open woodlands and also on mountain grasslands. The forest bush willow is well [...]

By |2018-09-19T19:34:14+02:00September 19th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Combretum kraussii-forest bushwillow-bosvaderlandswilg

Anastrabe integerrima – Pambati tree – pambatieboom

The Pambati tree is fast growing multi-stemmed evergreen shrub endemic to Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal. Its genus name Anastrabe was derived from the Greek words ‘ana’ which means back again and ‘strabos’ which means distorted; this refers to the male parts of the flower that are not of the same size with the larger [...]

By |2018-08-30T13:52:34+02:00August 30th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Anastrabe integerrima – Pambati tree – pambatieboom
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