Trees of SA
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Buddleja saligna – False Olive – Witolien | Sun Trees
Today we focus on Buddleja saligna, more commonly known as the False olive. This versatile tree is very suited to smaller gardens and will provide beauty, protection and screening in your environment. Classified as a large shrub or small tree, the evergreen tree will reach a height of between 3 and 10 m, depending on environmental
Ekebergia capensis (Cape Ash) The Cape Ash is a wonderful species that grows relatively fast and creates a dense crown. It has become a popular choice for sidewalks and shopping centres, and is ideal for spaces where you need to create a canopy in a relatively short space of time. It also has a non-aggressive root system, so is safe to use closer to walls or paving.
Pteroxylon obliquum (Sneezewood) This beautiful evergreen to semi-deciduous tree is ideal for medium sized gardens. It generally grows straight and narrow and thus is perfect for narrow spaces in gardens and complexes, and is a popular choice for corporate office parks. It grows at a medium pace, with dark grey bark containing longitudinal fissures. For those with patience it is a rewarding species and makes a beautifully shaped garden subject.