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Aloe ferox – Bitter aloe – Bergaalwyn – iKhala

Aloe ferox is a beautiful focal plant that will brighten your garden during winter! Commonly known as the bitter aloe Aloe ferox is indigenous to Southern Africa. Its genus name ‘Aloe’ refers to the spiky leaves while the species name ‘ferox’ means fierce. This Aloe is widely distributed in Southern Africa, it is easy to [...]

By |2020-07-03T14:54:24+02:00July 3rd, 2020|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Aloe ferox – Bitter aloe – Bergaalwyn – iKhala

Aloe marlothii, Mountain aloe, Bergaalwyn

One of the most iconic South African aloes, Aloe Marlothii, has started blooming and is providing bright splashes of colour in many areas.  Indigenous to South Africa, this aloe is used extensively in landscaping as it is easy to grow and requires very little maintenance while offering a majestic presence in the garden. The Mountain [...]

By |2018-06-15T09:49:57+02:00June 15th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Aloe marlothii, Mountain aloe, Bergaalwyn

Portulacaria afra – Porkbush – Spekboom

With the heat of summer and extreme drought conditions over large parts of South Africa, we are focusing on hardy trees that will beautify your garden and cope with severe weather patterns. The porkbush is an attractive succulent plant which is densely branched and leaved.  The compact conformation of the plant makes it ideal for [...]

By |2018-01-18T16:24:01+02:00January 18th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Portulacaria afra – Porkbush – Spekboom

Aloe arborescens – Krantz aloe – Kransaalwyn

Indigenous to South Africa and occurring in almost every part of our country, is the iconic Aloe arborescens. Also known as the Krantz aloe, this species is a multi-headed shrub that can grow to a height of between 2 and 3 m with a similar spread.  The leaves are fleshy, curved and tapering with toothed [...]

By |2017-07-07T12:04:28+02:00July 7th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Aloe arborescens – Krantz aloe – Kransaalwyn

Aloe ferox – Bitter Aloe – Bitteraalwyn

Aloe ferox is a tall, single stemmed aloe which normally grows to a height of 2 + m.  Occurring in a wide range of habitats, this aloe is easy to cultivate and does not have any special requirements. The stem of the aloe is covered in old leaves that remain on the plant after it [...]

By |2016-07-06T11:30:15+02:00July 6th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Aloe ferox – Bitter Aloe – Bitteraalwyn
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