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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

Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder – Bosvlier

The Forest elder is a decorative, evergreen specimen tree, indigenous to South Africa.  Sweetly scented, creamy-white flower clusters are borne from May to September, attracting a myriad of birds and insects.  Sprays of flowers are 25 – 30cm long and appear at the ends of branchlets forming a mass of attractive blooms from autumn to [...]

By |2016-05-12T11:14:18+02:00May 12th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder – Bosvlier
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