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Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder – Bosvlier – umHlambandlazi

An evergreen tree named after an amateur French Botanist, Nuxia floribunda is an attractive moisture loving tree characterised with a dense rounded crown. This tree usually has a single trunk and branches from the lower part of the trunk. Distribution of the Forest elder stretches from Zambia and Malawi in the North to Western Cape [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:50:14+02:00October 17th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder – Bosvlier – umHlambandlazi

Schrebera alata – Wild jasmine – Wildejasmyn

This small tree or scrambling shrub, native to South Africa, is also known as the Wing-leaved wooden pear.  Occurring naturally in the forest margins or bushveld of Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Kwa-Zulu Natal, it attains an average height of 5m with a spread of 4 m, but can grow up to 15 m high under [...]

By |2018-01-25T10:49:08+02:00January 25th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Schrebera alata – Wild jasmine – Wildejasmyn

Croton gratissimus – Lavender Fever Berry – Bergboegoe

Indigenous to South Africa, Croton gratissimus is a tall shrub or small tree that flourishes in a smaller garden.  Growing to a height of 2 to 7 m in South Africa, this deciduous tree has the ability to grow much taller under optimal conditions.  A slender tree with fine, drooping foliage and branches, the Lavender [...]

By |2017-03-10T13:35:19+02:00March 10th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Croton gratissimus – Lavender Fever Berry – Bergboegoe

Apodytes dimidiata – White Pear – Witpeer

Apodytes dimidiata is a charming, bushy, evergreen tree with a neat, well rounded crown, dark green leathery leaves and a striking profusion of sweetly scented trusses of white flowers from September to April. The flowers have an attractive smell to insects which aids in the pollination process.  The distinctive black fruit with a scarlet, fleshy [...]

By |2016-09-21T12:15:13+02:00September 21st, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Apodytes dimidiata – White Pear – Witpeer
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