In Searsia dentata the new growth of the leaves is bronze and it has bright autumn colours. It forms an attractive hedge and should be planted in full sun or semi-shade.
Hypoestes aristata is a hardy, evergreen, small, rounded shrub with abundant pink flowers with dark purple spots. It flowers in the middle of winter. Plant in semi-shade. It seeds itself freely.
Polygala fruticosa is a hardy, evergreen, shrub that has shiny, grey-green leaves with a red margin. Attractive, magenta, pea-shaped flowers appear from Augustus to May making this a beautiful plant for a mixed border.
Gymnosporia buxifolia is a very hardy small tree and is armed with long straight spines. It blooms profusely with white flowers that cover the branches. The fruit and flowers attract birds and insects to the garden. A good addition to an ‘eco-friendly’ security fence. Plant in full sun or semi-shade in an informal hedge or in bush clumps.
Gnidia kraussiana produces hairy stems that sprout annually from a woody rootstock. The leaves are covered in silky hairs and so is the yellow flowers.
Mackaya bella is a hardy, evergreen shrub with dark green, glossy leaves and long bunches of lilac or white, trumpet-shaped flowers. It grows in deep shade where the flowers seem to glow in the dark. An excellent garden subject for that shady corner.
Orthosiphon labiatus is a beautiful shrub that can be used as a screen. Prune lightly after blooming to encourage further flowering and to keep neat. Plant in full sun or semi-shade in well-drained soil and water well in summer.
Carissa macrocarpa has beautiful, scented, white flowers that are followed by edible red fruits almost all year round.It can form a very effective security hedge.
Plumbago auriculata is a hardy,evergreen shrub with masses of edible, sky-blue or white Phlox-like flowers on and off all year round. It can be planted in the sun or semi-shade and is virtually disease-free. Widely used in cultivation.
Turrea obtusifolia is an asset to any garden. It is an attractive shrub with glossy green leaves and masses of showy, pure white flowers in spring. Plant in sunny or semi shade, sheltered, well-drained position.