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Khaya anthotheca – African Mahogany – Red Mahogany – Oos-Afrikaanse mahonie

Khaya anthotheca is a large evergreen tree cultivated most successfully throughout the country. It can grow up to 60m tall under forest conditions and up to 30m under garden conditions. This tree is found growing naturally in evergreen and riverine forests, nearly always near water. It is native to tropical and Southern Africa and is [...]

By |2019-02-04T13:25:34+02:00February 4th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Khaya anthotheca – African Mahogany – Red Mahogany – Oos-Afrikaanse mahonie

Pappea capensis – Doppruim – Jacket plum

Evergreen to semi-deciduous tree with a spreading rounded crown valued for its longevity. Pappea capensis is widespread in Southern Africa from the Northern Cape through the drier Karoo, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng as well as Mozambique, Zimbabwe and northwards into eastern and southern tropical Africa. This tree is found naturally growing in Savanna grasslands as [...]

By |2018-11-02T12:48:09+02:00November 2nd, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Pappea capensis – Doppruim – Jacket plum

Noltea africana – Soap dogwood – Seepblinkblaar

The pretty Noltea africana is becoming very popular as a landscaping tree, due to its versatility. Evergreen, the fast growing Soap dogwood can grow to a height of 2 to 6 m tall, depending on climatic conditions.  Indigenous to South Africa, the tree is best known for its glossy foliage.  The leaves have a finely [...]

By |2017-03-23T13:09:08+02:00March 23rd, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Noltea africana – Soap dogwood – Seepblinkblaar
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