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
Erica cerinthoides is one of a few ericas that resprout from a woody rootstock after fire. The result is the production of clusters of lovely inflated, tubular, red flowers.
Bauhinia natalensis has abundant white flowers for an extended period of the year. This beautiful shrub is an excellent garden subject. It grows in full sun or semi-shade and can be clipped into a hedge. Sunbirds and butterflies are frequent visitors.
Leonotus intermedia is a robust perennial that branches from a woody base and is quite spectacular when in flower. Flowers are full of nectar and it is a great favourite with all who has a sweet tooth. Plant in a well-drained soil. Trim in winter.
Polygala myrtifolia is an evergreen, tall glossy leafed shrub, bearing masses of magenta-pink pea shaped flowers all year. Likes full sun or semi shade. Prune to shape.
The leaves of Barleria lancifolia have a bluish colour that is very distinctive. It is a very attractive plant, either in a mixed grassland or as a specimen plant on a rockery.
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.
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.
Triaspis hypericoides is a semi-woody shrublet with twining shoots from an underground rootstock. Beautiful flowers are produced in Spring.