The dolomite sage, Salvia dolomitica, is the perfect, hardy, frost tolerant shrub for every garden. It can also effectively be used as a groundcover. Interplant with grasses.
Melianthus major is grown worldwide for its attractive foliage. The nectar-rich flowers attract many sunbirds. It prefers a sandy soil and full sun.
Euryops tysonii has a dense growth and upright form, with new growth from the base. Masses of flowers are borne at the tips of the stems. It is structurally a very interesting plant.
Hibiscus pedunculatus is an attractive, erect shrub with masses of lovely, soft pink trumpet-like flowers all summer. It prefers a shady spot.
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.
Rhigozum obovatum is a twiggy spiny shrub with small blue green leaves with brilliant golden trumpet-shaped flowers. Water well in winter.
Maytenus polyacantha is a small, multi-stemmed shrub can form an impenetrable hedge since the thorns can be up to 70mm long. The small white flowers are followed by red pods that stay on the plant for a very long time. Plant in a well-drained soil for best results
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.
The beautiful brightly coloured, funnel-shaped flowers attract sunbirds, bees and butterflies to the garden. Needs occasional pruning to keep it tidy. Tolerates mild frost.