Afrocarpus elongatus – Breede River yellowwood – Breeriviergeelhout

Formerly known as Podocarpus elongatus, Afrocarpus elongatus is the smallest of the South African yellowwoods. It usually reaches a mature height of 6m in the landscape although it can reach 20 m when growing in sheltered, well-watered ravines. This tree is low branching with a crown as wide as its height. Unlike other yellowwood trees, the Breede River [...]

By |2022-06-10T12:34:43+02:00June 10th, 2022|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Afrocarpus elongatus – Breede River yellowwood – Breeriviergeelhout

Chionanthus peglerae – Giant pock ironwood – Reusepokysterhout – isiZimane

Chionanthus peglerae is native to temperate, forested regions and tropical Asia, but can be found worldwide, except for the Arctic. The common name for this tree ‘Giant pock ironwood’ comes from the pock marks that are found on the axils of leaves. These pock marks are believed to provide habitat for symbiotic microbes. In South [...]

By |2022-04-01T11:31:33+02:00March 11th, 2022|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Chionanthus peglerae – Giant pock ironwood – Reusepokysterhout – isiZimane

Apodytes dimidiata – White pear – Witpeer – Umdakane

The white pear is an evergreen tree perfectly suited for coastal and windy environments. It can grow up to 25m tall with an open spreading crown.  Its distribution stretches from Ethiopia in the North to Western Cape in the South. It is a protected tree of South Africa and is found in a variety of [...]

By |2022-01-12T16:11:55+02:00August 27th, 2021|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Apodytes dimidiata – White pear – Witpeer – Umdakane
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