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Plumeria rubra – Frangipani

Whether grown in containers or in the ground, Plumeria rubra is a fabulous addition to the garden. This tree is native to the Caribbean islands and the mainland of Central America but is now grown all over the world. It can reach a mature height and spread of 3m when growing conditions are conducive. Plumeria [...]

By |2020-02-06T12:37:49+02:00February 6th, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Plumeria rubra – Frangipani

Gardenia thunbergia – Wild gardenia – kannetjieboom

Gardenia thunbergia is a hardy evergreen tree or shrub characterised with a shiny leaf and reaching a mature height of 2 to 5m. It is a slow growing tree common in KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape. This tree is usually found growing naturally in evergreen forests, forest margins, woodlands and bushvelds. Wild gardenia’s glossy [...]

By |2019-04-05T14:05:21+02:00April 5th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Gardenia thunbergia – Wild gardenia – kannetjieboom

Punica granatum – Pomegranate tree – Granaat boom

Do you remember opening a pomegranate and finding the beautiful, reddish seeds glistening in the sun?  Pomegranate trees used to be quite common in older gardens, but fell out of favour through time.  With the advent of sustainable and productive gardening, pomegranates have become popular again and many varieties are currently available to add to [...]

By |2018-05-03T14:16:54+02:00May 3rd, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Punica granatum – Pomegranate tree – Granaat boom
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