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Rawsonia lucida – Forest peach – Bosperske

The 21st of March marked the annual ‘International Day of Forests’ globally and in this spirit we are looking at Rawsonia lucida, a lesser-known indigenous tree that naturally occurs in semi-arid to moist and humid evergreen and semi-evergreen forests.  Typically found in the Eastern parts of South Africa, this small to medium sized tree forms [...]

By |2018-03-22T12:43:46+02:00March 22nd, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Rawsonia lucida – Forest peach – Bosperske

Diospyros whyteana – Bladder -nut – Swartbas

Diospyros whyteana is found through most of South Africa and is a multi-functional tree that can be planted in a smaller or large garden.  Growing to a height of approximately 5 m in an urban setting, the tree can reach up to 12 m in the wild. The attractive Bladder-nut is an evergreen shrub or [...]

By |2017-11-30T13:02:10+02:00November 30th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Diospyros whyteana – Bladder -nut – Swartbas

Pavetta gardeniifolia – Christmas bride’s bush – Kersbruidbos

The pretty Pavetta gardeniifolia is a large shrub that can develop into a small tree, which is ideal for the smaller or townhouse garden. Commonly known as the Christmas bride’s bush, the shrub produces sweetly scented flowers during early to mid-summer.  The dainty flowers are white in colour and hang in umbrella-like clusters, attracting birds [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:41+02:00September 14th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Pavetta gardeniifolia – Christmas bride’s bush – Kersbruidbos
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