Vernonia natalensis is an upright herbaceous perennial that is covered in silvery silky hairs. Purple flowers appear early summer. The silvery appearance of this small shrub makes a nice contrast in the garden.
Terminalia prunoides is a shrub or small tree that is often multi-stemmed and produces greenish-white flowers followed by red to purple winged nuts that stay on the tree for a long time – very decorative.
The shiny leaves makes Rhamnus prinoides a very attractive shrub. The small yellow flowers occur all year round. Birds love the berries. Plant in semi-shade or in full sun in the cooler regions.
Gomphostima virgatum is a very hardy, water loving perennial shrub with small grey leaves. It blooms profusely with spikes of white flowers almost all year round.
Ochna serrulata is a shrub with glossy, mirror-like leaves that flush red in spring. This plant deserves place of pride in any garden. The scented, yellow flowers are followed black fruit on an enlarged red calyx.
Euryops pectinatus is a fast growing, free flowering shrub that has soft grey-green foliage. It bears bright yellow daisies. It makes a particularly beautiful informal hedge.
Lantana rugosa is an aromatic shrub with roughish, dark green, slightly quilted leaves. Dense clusters of pink to purple, small flowers are borne from September to May. Juicy, purple fruit is decorative as well as relished by birds.
The profusion of colour and the ease of growth makes Syncolostemon transvaalensis a worthwhile shrub to consider when space is limited.The leaves and stems are pleasantly aromatic.
Scutia myrtina a small evergreen scandent shrub that is frost resistant, water wise and fast growing in the sun, semi-shade or deep shade. It attracts butterflies but its most important use is as a security barrier.
A medium to large woody shrub with attractive hard, dark green leaves. Clusters of pinkish white, sweetly scented flowers are followed by large plum coloured berry-like fruits which are relished by birds.