ABC's of Indigenous Trees

An ongoing series we're doing, featuring all of the indigenous trees that we currently stock!
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The Nuxia floribunda or Forest Elder tree is an attractive, small to medium sized tree that makes for a lovely garden feature with its beautiful smelling white flowers. As its root system is not at all aggressive, it also works well near pavements, buildings or roadsides.

The Nuxia floribunda or Forest Elder tree is an attractive, small to medium sized tree that makes for a lovely garden feature with its beautiful smelling white flowers. As its root system is not at all aggressive, it also works well near pavements, buildings or roadsides.

Meet the Buddleja saligna! This drawing was done by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin in 1797! Also known as the False Olive tree, it is widespread in Southern Africa, from the Western Cape to Zimbabwe. An incredibly fast-growing tree, it works also very well a screen plant or trimmed clipped hedge.

Meet the Buddleja saligna! This drawing was done by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin in 1797! Also known as the False Olive tree, it is widespread in Southern Africa, from the Western Cape to Zimbabwe. An incredibly fast-growing tree, it works also very well a screen plant or trimmed clipped hedge.

The Acacia karroo (or Sweet Thorn) is one of South Africa's most useful and beautiful trees! An integral part of our country's history, it has been used for raft-making, sewing needles, fencing & the thorns were even use by early naturalists to pin insects! This deciduous tree makes a beautiful garden specimen with its bright yellow flowers. Adaptable in various soils and with a fast growth rate, the Sweet Thorn also works well as windbreak or as a shade tree!

The Acacia karroo (or Sweet Thorn) is one of South Africa's most useful and beautiful trees! An integral part of our country's history, it has been used for raft-making, sewing needles, fencing & the thorns were even use by early naturalists to pin insects! This deciduous tree makes a beautiful garden specimen with its bright yellow flowers. Adaptable in various soils and with a fast growth rate, the Sweet Thorn also works well as windbreak or as a shade tree!

The Celtis africana (White Stinkwood) is a beautiful deciduous tree, a lovely addition to any landscape as it is both fast and easy to grow and provides shade during those hot summery days coming up! It is also drought-resistant, frost-resistant and proves to be a popular choice for a street and avenue tree. The White Stinkwood also works well planted in a sizeable container in a courtyard or patio.

The Celtis africana (White Stinkwood) is a beautiful deciduous tree, a lovely addition to any landscape as it is both fast and easy to grow and provides shade during those hot summery days coming up! It is also drought-resistant, frost-resistant and proves to be a popular choice for a street and avenue tree. The White Stinkwood also works well planted in a sizeable container in a courtyard or patio.

The Sideroxylon inerme or Milkwood is a small to medium sized evergreen and it is a protected tree in South Africa. Commonly found in dune forests and coastal woodlands, the Milkwood has a dense foliage, black berries and small, dainty white flowers. It also serves as an excellent firebreak.

The Sideroxylon inerme or Milkwood is a small to medium sized evergreen and it is a protected tree in South Africa. Commonly found in dune forests and coastal woodlands, the Milkwood has a dense foliage, black berries and small, dainty white flowers. It also serves as an excellent firebreak.

The Olea europaea subsp. africana is also known as the Wild Olive Tree! This neat evergreen tree is a popular choice not only because of its edible fruit and attractive flowers. The slow-growing but hardy Wild Olive is drought, frost and wind-resistant and works very well as a screen or shade plant. With four different species of this tree in South Africa, the Wild Olive is a national gem!

The Olea europaea subsp. africana is also known as the Wild Olive Tree! This neat evergreen tree is a popular choice not only because of its edible fruit and attractive flowers. The slow-growing but hardy Wild Olive is drought, frost and wind-resistant and works very well as a screen or shade plant. With four different species of this tree in South Africa, the Wild Olive is a national gem!

The Ilex mitis or Cape Holly can be found throughout South Africa with its attractive bark and red berries. This fast-growing evergreen tree also has beautiful small sweetly-scented white flowers.

The Ilex mitis or Cape Holly can be found throughout South Africa with its attractive bark and red berries. This fast-growing evergreen tree also has beautiful small sweetly-scented white flowers.

The Dombeya rotundifolia is also known as the Wild Pear tree. Although it is of no relation to the pear family, this fast-growing deciduous tree attracts bees and butterflies and is beautiful addition to any garden with its splendid scented flowers!

The Dombeya rotundifolia is also known as the Wild Pear tree. Although it is of no relation to the pear family, this fast-growing deciduous tree attracts bees and butterflies and is beautiful addition to any garden with its splendid scented flowers!

Meet the Ficus natalensis or the Natal Fig! This fast-growing evergreen is native to KwaZulu Natal and the large tree is suitable for parks and large gardens. Its root system is expansive, so it should not be planted too close to walls or roads as it can reach impressive heights. Its lush green foliage provides ample shade... We currently stock 200L, 400L and 1000L of this tree.

Meet the Ficus natalensis or the Natal Fig! This fast-growing evergreen is native to KwaZulu Natal and the large tree is suitable for parks and large gardens. Its root system is expansive, so it should not be planted too close to walls or roads as it can reach impressive heights. Its lush green foliage provides ample shade... We currently stock 200L, 400L and 1000L of this tree.

This hardy evergreen can be found all over South Africa! The small to medium-sized Karee is drought resistant and frost resistant and its non-aggressive root system makes it an ideal tree to be planted near pavements and buildings. It works well as shade tree and as a protective screen and it makes an attractive feature with its graceful, willow-like appearance. An all-round winner!

This hardy evergreen can be found all over South Africa! The small to medium-sized Karee is drought resistant and frost resistant and its non-aggressive root system makes it an ideal tree to be planted near pavements and buildings. It works well as shade tree and as a protective screen and it makes an attractive feature with its graceful, willow-like appearance. An all-round winner!

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