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Ziziphus rivularis – False Buffalo thorn – Valswag-‘n-bietjie – Mukhalu-vhufa

Although it resembles the buffalo thorn, Ziziphus rivularis is a thornless upright tree with dark green leaves. This tree is evergreen to semi-deciduous depending on the prevailing growing conditions. It is fast growing reaching a mature height of 7m. This tree is not endemic to any particular area in South Africa, it occurs in bushveld, [...]

By |2019-11-04T09:35:17+02:00November 4th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Ziziphus rivularis – False Buffalo thorn – Valswag-‘n-bietjie – Mukhalu-vhufa

Calodendrum capense – Kaapsekastaiing – Cape chestnut

Although originating from the Cape, Calodendrum capense is a semi-deciduous tree that can be found growing naturally in other parts of South africa such as Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape. Its name was derived from the Greek words Kalos which means beautiful and dendron which means tree. The species name capense is [...]

By |2018-10-25T12:39:35+02:00October 25th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Calodendrum capense – Kaapsekastaiing – Cape chestnut
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