• halleria lucida

    Posted on This evergreen, multi-stemmed tree with attractive glossy bright green foliage can reach heights of 2 – 5m.    The bark is longitudinally grooved and pale grey and brown in colour. The flowers are tubular, orange to brick-red, or yellow, very rich... Read more »
  • Dovyalis caffra

    Posted on The flowers of this thorny tree are creamy green.  Male flowers are 3 mm long in dense clusters of 5-10 flowers.  Female flowers are found in groups of up to three on stalks 4-10 mm long in leaf axils. The fruits... Read more »
  • Curtisia dentata

    Posted on A medium to tall evergreen tree, 2-12 m and up to 20 m in height.  The leaves are simple, egg-shaped with pointed tips and coarsely toothed edges, and are arranged in opposite pairs. The leaf’s upper surface is smooth and... Read more »
  • Pittosporum viridiflorum

    Posted on Pittosporum viridiflorum varies in size from a shrub of about 4m in height to a large forest tree of up to 30m.  The bark is pale brown to greyish with distinctive white dots (lenticels). The leaves are usually wider above... Read more »
  • Zygophyllum L.

    Posted on Description Zygophyllum is derived from the Greek words, zygos, meaning joined, and phyllon, meaning leaf, referring to the paired leaves of many of the species.  This many-stemmed dwarf shrub usually grows to a height of  ± 1 m to ±... Read more »
  • Artemisia afra

    Posted on This perennial shrub is a very popular medicinal plant in South Africa. It can look slightly scruffy with its long stems but the soft, aromatic leaves more than make up for this. The leaves resemble those of ferns in shape,... Read more »
  • Podocarpus latifolius

    Posted on The real yellowwood is one of South Africa’s most valued timber trees and is also South Africa ‘s National Tree. It  is a slow-growing, usually large, evergreen tree, which grows to between 20 and 30 m in height. There are... Read more »
  • Anisodontea scabrosa

    Posted on Indigenous to South Africa’s winter rainfall areas, Anisodontea scabrosa grows well in coastal sands at low altitudes. They are hardy plants able to withstand frost. Description Anisodontea scabrosa is an evergreen perennial shrub that can reach heights of 2-3m.  Stems... Read more »
  • Gnidia squarrosa (L.) Druce

    Posted on This multi-branched, willowy shrub can reach a height of 1 to 2m. The leaves are small and narrowly lance-shaped.  The flowers are sweetly fragrant at night but unscented during the day which indicates that this species is pollinated by moths.... Read more »
  • OCHNA SERRULATA

    Posted on This small semi-deciduous to evergreen shrub is usually 1 to 2m in height, but can reach 6m. It has a slender stem with smooth, brown bark. The elliptical leaves are  13-50mm long and can be narrow with blunt or rounded... Read more »