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.

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 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!

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 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.

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 Syzygium cordatum or Waterberry is a water-loving evergreen and it can be found from KwaZulu Natal up towards Mozambique! It produces a red berry that can be enjoyed by animals and humans alike. This medium-sized tree can withstand wind and salt and serves as a beautiful feature to your landscape!

The Syzygium cordatum or Waterberry is a water-loving evergreen and it can be found from KwaZulu Natal up towards Mozambique! It produces a red berry that can be enjoyed by animals and humans alike. This medium-sized tree can withstand wind and salt and serves as a beautiful feature to your landscape!

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!

Meet the Erythrina caffra! Also known as the Coastal Coral Tree, this beautiful specimen is a popular choice because of its unique, orange flowers that bloom during colder winter months up to spring... Often used in parks and avenues, this well-loved tree is very adaptable and more mature specimans are fairly drought resistance.

Meet the Erythrina caffra! Also known as the Coastal Coral Tree, this beautiful specimen is a popular choice because of its unique, orange flowers that bloom during colder winter months up to spring... Often used in parks and avenues, this well-loved tree is very adaptable and more mature specimans are fairly drought resistance.

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