Ekebergia capensis – Cape ash – Essenhout – Umnyamatsi

A beautiful large tree characterized with lush foliage and red berries which attract wildlife to the garden. Although classified as evergreen, the Cape Ash can be briefly deciduous in cold dry winters. Its distribution in South Africa stretches from Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga to the Limpopo Provinces. The Cape ash has a spreading [...]

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Noltea africana – Soap dogwood – Seepblinkblaar – Umaluleka

Noltea africana is a fast growing evergreen tree that has become popular in the landscaping industry due to its versatility. This tree was named after Ferdinand Nolte, a professor of Botany at the University of Kiel. Noltea africana is the only species of this genus in Southern Africa.  Although it usually grows to a mature [...]

By |2021-03-16T14:47:19+02:00March 16th, 2021|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Noltea africana – Soap dogwood – Seepblinkblaar – Umaluleka

Trichilia drageana – Forest Natal mahogany – Rooiessenhout

The Forest Natal Mahogany is an evergreen tree with a dense, spreading crown consisting of very dark green leaves. This tree usually grows up to 30 metres tall, it is a common in high rainfall areas with a warm climate such as KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the North West Province. Trichilia drageana’s grey bark has a [...]

By |2019-10-11T11:35:04+02:00October 11th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Trichilia drageana – Forest Natal mahogany – Rooiessenhout
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