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Ehretia rigida – Puzzle bush – Deurmekaarbos

Indigenous to South Africa, the hardy Ehretia rigida is a familiar sight on the N1 north towards Bela Bela where it acts as a security and screening barrier between the lanes. This haphazard looking, deciduous small tree or shrub has tangled droopy branches and an untidy rounded crown which gives it the name of ‘Deurmekaarbos’ [...]

By |2018-05-31T16:05:21+02:00May 31st, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Ehretia rigida – Puzzle bush – Deurmekaarbos

Carissa macrocarpa – Natal plum – Big num-num – Grootnoem-noem

The ornamental, evergreen Carissa macrocarpa is indigenous to South Africa, naturally occurring in bush and forests along our coastline.  This versatile shrub that reaches up to 4 m in height can be trimmed to form a hedge or shaped into a small tree. The leaves are glossy and provide the perfect backdrop for the starry [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:49+02:00November 5th, 2015|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Carissa macrocarpa – Natal plum – Big num-num – Grootnoem-noem
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