Combretum kraussii is a medium to large-sized tree that is fast-growing and reasonably  cold resistant. It is mostly evergreen, and turns red-purple in winter. Produces creamy-white flowers. Many different uses.

Combretum kraussii is a medium to large-sized tree that is fast-growing and reasonably cold resistant. It is mostly evergreen, and turns red-purple in winter.

This is the Alberta Magna - known as the Natal Flame bush, but has been known to grow into a medium-sized tree. Not only is it treasured for its impressive beauty, but it is also a protected tree. Naturally occurs in forests, kloofs and valleys. It is suited to coastal areas, and does not like dry heat or cold. Quite a beautiful addition to your garden.

flame tree, royal poinciana - I wish I could grow one of these in SD-it is the most beautiful flowering tree I have ever seen!

This tree is known as Acacia xanthophloea, or Fever Tree. It is characterized by an almost luminous lime green to greenish yellow bark, which flakes slightly and is covered in a sulphurous powder. Mainly found in swampy areas, or areas where underground water is present or surface water collects. Gets its name from the mistaken idea that this tree caused the early pioneers who travelled the land to develop fevers.

Grove of Fever Trees, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

Celtis africana is a fast growing, shady tree. Can get quite tall, and has smooth, pale grey to white bark. Newer leaves are light green and smooth, and get darker and smoother as they age. Produces inconspicuous green flowers. Attracts many birds and insects.

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.

The beauty is known as Buddleja saligna, or 'False olive' tree. It really thrives in warm moist areas, but has been known to survive in the highveld areas as well. The leaves are very similar to that of an olive tree. It is a fairly common, widespread tree.

The beauty is known as Buddleja saligna, or 'False olive' tree. It really thrives in warm moist areas, but has been known to survive in the highveld areas as well. The leaves are very similar to that of an olive tree. It is a fairly common, widespread tree.

Podocarpus falcatus (Outeniqua Yellowwood tree) is a member of the yellowwood tree family. It is fast-growing, and a tree for all seasons and all gardens. Left alone, this tree can reach massive heights of 45 meters and more!!Produces fruit for various animals, and makes good nesting for birds and insects. Looks quite elegant, too.

Podocarpus falcatus Outeniqua Yellowwood Outeniekwageelhout 20 - 60 meters SA no 16

Combretum erythrophyllum, or River bushwillow, is a medium-sized fast-growing tree that produces creamy-coloured flowers. Typically found in northeastern parts of south africa. Has many different cultural uses, and attracts animals and insects.

Combretum erythrophyllum, or River bushwillow, is a medium-sized fast-growing tree that produces creamy-coloured flowers. Typically found in northeastern parts of south africa. Has many different cultural uses, and attracts animals and insects.

Colophospermum mopane is a beautiful tree recognized for its butterfly-shaped leaves and strange seeds. Can reach impressive heights of 30 or so metres. This tree favours hot, dry, low-lying areas, in the far northern parts of south africa and beyond. Has been found growing in alkaline soils, or alluvial soils.

Colophospermum mopane is a beautiful tree recognized for its butterfly-shaped leaves and strange seeds. Can reach impressive heights of 30 or so metres. This tree favours hot, dry, low-lying areas, in the far northern parts of south africa and beyond. Has been found growing in alkaline soils, or alluvial soils.

Clausena anisata, also known as horsewood or perdepis, is an evergreen plant that usually reaches a height of about 6-8 metres. The pretty coloured fruits add to this plants attractiveness. It also has a high drought-resistance.

Clausena anisata, also known as horsewood or perdepis, is an evergreen plant that usually reaches a height of about metres. The pretty coloured fruits add to this plants attractiveness. It also has a high drought-resistance.

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