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Myrsine africana – African boxwood – Vlieebos

Myrsine africana is a dense multi-stemmed small shrub commonly found growing among rocks or beneath other trees. This slow growing evergreen shrub has an upright growth habit, it can reach a mature height of about 2m when growing conditions are favourable. The distribution of Myrsine africana stretches from the Himalayas, China and the Azores to [...]

By |2020-02-27T14:19:54+02:00February 27th, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Myrsine africana – African boxwood – Vlieebos

Encephalartos altensteinii- Eastern Cape Cycad- oos-kaapse broodboom

Also known as the bread tree, Encephalartos altensteinii is indigenous to South Africa and is a prevalent species in eastern Cape and south-western Natal provinces especially near-coastal sites ranging from open shrubland steep rocky slopes to closed evergreen forests in valleys. Although Encephalartos altensteinii resembles Encephalartos natalensis and Encephalartos lebomboensis, these three species are differentiated [...]

By |2018-10-04T15:01:26+02:00October 4th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Encephalartos altensteinii- Eastern Cape Cycad- oos-kaapse broodboom

Feijoa sellowiana- Fruit salad tree

Feijoa sellowiana is an evergreen multi-stemmed shrub normally grown for its attractive silvery foliage, unusual flowers and tasty fruits. This tree can reach a mature height of 6m when growing conditions are favourable.  Although native to South America, the fruit salad tree is being cultivated all over the world as a fruit or ornamental tree. [...]

By |2018-09-27T15:26:44+02:00September 27th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Feijoa sellowiana- Fruit salad tree

Magnolia grandiflora – Southern Magnolia

Summer is upon us and the temperature has rocketed!  This week our focus is on the Magnolia grandiflora or Southern magnolia.  Originating from the southern parts of the United States, the exotic Magnolia can be grown in large containers or in larger gardens. This beautiful, rather slow growing, evergreen tree with its leathery leaves and [...]

By |2018-01-11T15:45:21+02:00January 11th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Magnolia grandiflora – Southern Magnolia
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