Plants that are on Special for March 2020

These plants are being sold at discounted prices for March 2020 or while stocks last.

Click on green plant names to see a blog about that plant.

Aloe marlothii

Mountain Aloe, Bergaalwyn.

  • A tall, single stemmed, succulent Aloe tree.
  • Produces large umbel with horizontal racemes with showy, usually yellow to orange flowers. May – Sep.
  • Plant in full sun. Drought and cold hardy. Flowers may burn in severe frost.
  • Flowers attract bees, birds and butterflies.
  • 1 – 4 < 6 m * 1.5 , 3 m.

N6 (8l) bag; Price: R105.00

Special price: R73.50

Bolosanthus speciosus

Tree Wisteria, Van Wykshout

  • An evergreen or deciduous medium sized tree.
  • Sprays of showy blue to violet pea-like flowers. Aug – Oct.
  • Plant in sun or partial shade. Drought and cold hardy.
  • < 4 – 7 m * 5 m. Wildlife friendly.

N6 (8l) bag; Price: R105.00

Special price: R73.50

Buddleja saligna

False Olive, Witolienhout

  • An evergreen, fast growing medium sized tree.
  • Small cream or white flowers in large showy clusters. Aug – Feb.
  • Plant in sun. Drought and cold hardy.
  • 3 – 5 * 3 – 5 m. Can be pruned to desired shape. Very good screening plant
  • Wildlife friendly

N10 (20l) bag; Price: R245.00

Special price: R171.50

 

Combretum molle

Velvet Bushwillow, Fluweelboswilg

  • A sometimes deciduous small to medium rounded tree with velvety leaves.
  • Scented, tightly clustered small cream flowers on spikes. Aug to Nov.
  • Often get beautiful autumn colours.
  • Plant in sun. Cold and drought hardy.
  • Wildlife friendly, attracting bees, birds, butterflies and other insects.
  • 4 – 6 m *  4 – 6 m. Plant 2 – 3 m apart.

N6 (8l) bag; Price: R105.00

Special price: R73.50

Eriocephalus africanus

Wild Rosemary, Kapokbos

  • An evergreen shrub with attractive grey green leaves.
  • Clusters of showy white flowers, mostly between Jul – Nov.
  • Grows best in full sun. Cold hardy. Drought hardy.
  • Low maintenance plant, but may be pruned to desired shape and size.
  • Up to 1.7 * 1.7m. Plant between 75 and 150 cm apart depending on desired end size.
  • Leaves can safely be used in cooking like Rosemary is.

N5 bag; Price: R69.50

Special price: R48.30

Eumorphia prostrata

Silver Cloud

  • A very attractive groundcover or low shrub with fine, silvery foliage.
  • Flowers are typical daisy flowers with white petals and a yelllow centre. Jan – Apr.
  • Grow in sun. Very cold and fairly drought hardy. Needs good drainage.
  •  30 * 40cm. Plant 3 or 4 per sq. metre.

N4 bag; Price R29.50

Special price: R20.65

Euphorbia tirucalli “Firesticks” 

Firesticks

  • An evergreen shrub to small tree. Attractive yellow-orange foliage that deepens in colour during cold season.
  • Small green-white flowers at branch ends. Sep – Dec.
  • Grow in full sun. Cold and drought hardy.
  • Some people have an allergic reaction to touching these plants.
  • 2 – 4 * 2 m. Plant at least 1 m apart.

N5 (5l) bag; Price: R79.00

Special price: R55.30

Freylinia tropica

Blue Honeybells, Blouheuningklokkies

  • An evergreen shrub with small dark green leaves.
  • Small white or blue flowers through spring and Summer. Very showy in full flower.
  • Grow in full sun or partial shade. Cold and drought hardy. Water regularly for best results.
  • Very showy in full flower. May be grown and pruned to form a very attractive hedge
  • 1  – 3 m * 1 – 2 m. Plant 1 – 2 m apart.

N5 (5l) bag; Price: R49.50

Special price: R34.65

Mackaya bella

Forest Bells, Bosklokkies

  • A fairly large. evergreen, shade loving shrub.
  • Very showy sprays of large, white bell-shaped flowers. Aug – Oct.
  • Grow in shade or morning sun. A little cold sensitive. Water in summer.
  • An attractive and water-wise alternative to white Azaleas.
  • 3 m * 2 -3 m, plant 1 to 1.5  metres apart.

N5 bag; Price: R79.00

Special price: R55.30

Melinis repens

Natal Red Top

  • A perennial Highveld tuft grass.
  • Inflorescence of silvery-white to pinkish red fluffy heads. Oct – Apr
  • Grow in full sun. Very cold hardy. Needs little water.
  • A pioneer grass, panicles can make a lovely addition to flower arrangements.
  • 25 – 50 * 30 – 50 cm, plant 3 – 5 per square metre.

N4 bag; Price: R25.00

Special price: R17.50

Orbea melacantha

Black-flowered Caralluma

  • An evergreen succulent groundcover that forms a mat. Grow in rockeries or in pots’
  • <6cm deep red-brown flowers in clusters of 3 – 15 flowers. Oct – Feb.
  • Grow in sun or partial shade. Fairly cold hardy. Water during hot, dry periods.
  • 10 * 75 cm. The smelly flowers are pollinated by flies.

N4 bag. Price R39.50

Special price: R27.65

Plectranthus saccatus ‘alba’

White Stoep Jacaranda, Wit Sak-spoorsalie

  • An small, evergreen shrub for shady or partially shaded areas.
  • Vertical spikes of tubular, white flowers. Nov – May.
  • Partial shade or shade. Semi-cold hardy. Best with regular water.
  • 50 * 100 cm. Plant 3 per sq. m, Butterflies and bees.

N4 bag. Price R29.50

Special price: R20.65

 

Ruttya fruticosa (red)

  • An evergreen scrambler or shrub, prune to shape.
  • Very showy clusters of red flowers with black splash on the lower lip. Oct – Feb.
  • A little frost sensitive. Needs fairly regular water. Full sun or partial shade.
  • May be pruned to desired shape, happy as a container plant.
  • 1 – 4 * 1 – 4 m. Plant 1 – 2 metre apart.

N10 (20l) bag; Price R179.00

Special price: R125.30

Salvia triangularis

Lilac Creeping Sage

  • A creeper with attractive dark leaves.
  • Tubular flowers that  maybe lilac, mauve or blue. Sep – March.
  • Grow in full sun or partial shade. Cold and  fairly drought hardy.
  • Flowers do attract nectar feeding birds. Originaly from the Eastern Cape.
  • 25 cm * 60 cm.  Plant 3 or 4 per sq. metre.

N4 bag; Price R39.50

Special price: R27.65

Senegalia goetzei microphyla

Purple-pod Thorn, Perspeuldoring

  • A deciduous small to medium sized thorn tree.
  • Creamy-white caterpillar-like flower spikes. Sep -Nov.
  • The flowers feed birds, bees and butterflies.
  • Best planted in sun. Seems to be frost and drought hardy.
  • 4 – 7 m * 3 – 6 m, plant 2 m apart. Will make a good security hedge.

N10 (20l) bag; Price: R269.00

Special price: R188.30

 

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