Celtis africana There is no doubt that this is an excellent tree to use in a landscape, and it is a rewarding garden tree. It gives shade in summer, and is fast and easy to grow under a wide range of conditions. Grows up to 12m high in a garden.
Celtis Africana (celtis africana): The white stinkwood (Celtis africana) is a deciduous tree in the family Cannabaceae. Its habit ranges from a tall tree in forest to a medium-sized tree in bushveld and open country, and a shrub on rocky soil. It occurs in Yemen and over large parts of Africa south of the Sahara. It is a common tree in the south and east of southern Africa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtis%20africana
Harpephyllum caffrum (Wild Plum) The Wild Plum is another very popular tree in Gauteng, being regularly used on sidewalks and in shopping centres. It tends to forms a very large, very wide, very dense crown,
Podocarpus-henkelii The Yellowwoods have become popular trees in Gauteng, and are especially common along pavements and sidewalks. In Johannesburg some beautiful specimens can be found on Katherine drive just as you turn off from Marlboro drive towards Sandton. The Podocarpus is indigenous, evergreen, and very sturdy. It is a slower grower than most other species, but if you have the patience it will be a worthwhile addition to your garden.
Bolusanthus speciosus (Tree Wisteria) The Tree Wisteria, Bolusanthus speciosus, is a stunning small to medium sized tree that grows at a medium pace. It is an ideal replacement for the exotic Jacaranda, and although it does not grow as large as that species home owners should look at planting this species if they're aiming for the same bluish-mauve colour in Spring. It has a non-aggressive root system and is a welcome addition to any garden.
Olea europaea subsp. africana (Wild Olive) The Wild Olive has become one of the most widely used trees in Gauteng's parks and gardens. It is a very common species throughout Southern African, and is very hardy and frost tolerant. Although it is regularly planted in small gardens, we would advise owners of small gardens not to do so. This species will become a very large tree in time, and years from now you (or perhaps the next home owner) may find yourself having to cut it down due to its…