Senagalia caffra

(= Acacia caffra) A small to medium sized deciduous tree with a soft and feminine appearance. It is a good choice to plant in lawns, as its open canopy allows enough light through to allow the grass to grow up to the stem. Drought and cold hardy, Senagalia caffra is a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

Combretum kraussii

Combretum kraussii (Forest Bushwillow) is a shapely, small to medium tree. These trees turn bright red to purple in autumn and winter. Fast growing, they are ideal shade trees for even townhouse gardens.   Family:               COMBRETACEAE        (Bushwillow Family)...

Asystasia gangetica

Asystasia gangetica is an attractive groundcover with dark green leaves and masses of miniature Mackaya bella like white flowers. It grows well in the shade of tree canopies as well as in full sun. It is a must for butterfly friendly gardens as it is the larval host...

Bauhinia natalensis

Certainly one of South Africa’s most beautiful and desirable ornamental shrubs, Bauhinia natalensis is a cheerful plant that typically grows to 1.5 – 2m tall. It has delicate white flowers that are borne with gay abandon all summer long. Well suited to most sunny...