Erythrina humeana

Erythrina humeana is a deciduous, large shrub or small, upright tree. It has deep scarlet ‘coraltree’ flowers in summer, from Oct to Mar, long after the threat of frost is past. Surprisingly cold hardy, this is a very good alternate to Erythrina lysistemon (Coraltree)...

Aloe arborescens

Although not well known by name, Aloe arborescens (Krantz Aloe, Kransaalwyn) is probably the most widely grown of all the Aloes. A succulent shrub that can grow up to 2 metres tall with a 3 metre spread, it is one of the most free flowering of all the Aloe species. It...

Plumbago auriculata

A scrambling shrub with large clusters of attractive, sky-blue or white flowers, Plumbago auriculata has become one of southern Africa’s best loved garden plants. Besides its showy display when in flower, it is a very versatile garden subject. It can be used in mass...

Bulbine frutescens

Bulbine frutescens is an attractive, succulent shrub that makes a very good groundcover. The flowers are yellow or orange and are borne on slender spikes from August through summer to June. The sap from the leaves has wonderful skin healing properties. As it is...

Chlorophytum saundersiae

Delicate, weeping and grass-like, Chlorophytum saundersiae, can be used to create a soft, meadowy feel in almost any size garden. Despite its appearance, is not a grass, and produces masses of small, white starry flowers through the summer months. It also grows...

Combretum molle

Combertum molle is small to medium, deciduous tree with a rounded crown. It has a real ‘bushveld’ jiz or ‘feel’. It often has beautiful yellow and bronze autumn colours. The four-winged seeds are a deep red-brown colour and remain on the plant for up to 6...