Phymaspermum acerosum is a multi-stemmed perennial with woody, densely leaved stems. The flowers occur in large, dense, flat topped inflorescences. Trim back after flowering.
Erythrina humaneana is a “must” in any small garden. The bright red flowers are born on long stalks and are a spectacular site. They last very long. It is a great favourite of sunbirds. It does best in sun, but is equally happy in semi-shade. Plant in a protected spot in very cold areas.
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.
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.
Ochna pretoriensis is a much-branched evergreen shrub. Flowers appear before the leaves, is yellowish, buttercup-like, and fragrant.Its small size makes it ideal for the smaller garden.
Euclea undulata is a widespread, evergreen shrub that can be grown as a dense, twiggy screening shrub, or pruned and trained as a small tree.
Pseudarthria hookerii is a beautiful shrub that sprouts annually from a woody rootstock and makes quite a display when in flower. Plant in a well-drained soil and do not overwater.
Its small size and profusion of flowers make this an ideal addition to a grassland garden. It will also do well on a rockery. Grow it on the dry side.
Hibiscus pedunculatus is an attractive, erect shrub with masses of lovely, soft pink trumpet-like flowers all summer. It prefers a shady spot.
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.