Thespesia acutiloba – Wild tulip tree – Small-leaved Portia tree – Kleinblaarportiaboom – Iphuphume

Although not so well known amongst general gardeners, Thespesia acutiloba is a beautiful hardy, semi-deciduous small tree or large shrub with large, decorative, shiny, ivy-like leaves. It only reaches a height of 3 to 4m in the landscapes, but may grow up to 6 m high in its natural environment. The tree is endemic to coastal areas of KwaZulu-Natal. It also grows [...]