Searsia pyroides is a very hardy, tough tree that is widespread in South Africa. It has attractive trifoliate leaves and sometimes large, woody spines.This very easy and attractive addition to the garden attracts a multitude of birds and insects.
It is excellent for small gardens especially where filtered light is desired. It is very adaptable and drought resistant.
Relatively hardy, medium-sized, evergreen tree with dark leaves that have a purplish cast to them.
Pittosporum viridiflorum, the cheesewood, is a beautiful garden tree, which can be grown in sun or semi-shade, and can be used in forest and bush clumps as well as being used as a hedge plant.
Maytenus undata has leathery, holly-like foliage that is variable in size and colour from pale to dark green. It has small creamy-white, fragrant flowers. Plant in semi-shade or sun. Makes a good garden subject or container plant.
Searsia pentherii is a hardy, small decorative tree with dark brown bark and olive-green leaves. Ideal tree for a small garden in sun or semi-shade and a good addition to a bird garden.
Heteropyxis natalensis is a slender tree with shiny, waxy leaves that smell strongly of lavender when crushed, and have lovely autumn colours. Ideal tree for small gardens.
The large, glossy, dark green leaves are trifoliate and reddish when young and have beautiful autumn colours. Sprays of small flowers are followed by bunches of round, fleshy, fruit that attracts birds.
Greyia radlkoferi grows in misty gullies along rivers in nature. Its scarlet flowers stand out as if painted on the landscape. It prefers a well-drained soil and is not an easy garden subject.
Podocarpus latifolius has beautiful blue-green leaves and that make this an outstanding shade tree for bigger gardens. It can grow in a container for many years.