Very hardy, evergreen, fast growing, drought resistant tree with silver-grey leaves.
Berchema zeyheri is an attractive, small tree with glossy light green foliage that is almost leathery and has a sturdy growth. This small ornamental tree deserves a spot in a garden.
Searsia pendulina is a lovely shade tree with a willow-like habit and fresh, light green leaves. It is fast growing and drought resistant .
Scolopia mundii is a graceful and attractive tree, tolerant of of high or low light conditions and temperatures extremes.
Ormocarpum kirkii has a slender trunk with fissured bark. Leave are small and the plant bears no thorns. The fruit pods are quite hairy. It is an unusual small tree for a garden where the frost is not too severe.
Searsia zeyheri, the blue currant, is a hardy shrub or small tree. The leaf surfaces are blue-green, leathery and hairless. Its relative small size, blue leaves and hardiness make it ideal choice for a small garden.
Schrebera alata produces lovely scented waxy pink and white flowers with tufts of purplish hair in summer. Schrebera alata is a very decorative tree for a semi-shade or sunny position in the garden.
Mystroxylon aethiopicum is quite a compact shrub or small tree. The leaves are leathery and the rough bark is black to dark brown. Small and yellowish green flowers precede the red berries that are edible and sweet tasting.
Gardenia thunbergia is a hardy, evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves, silvery bark and wonderful branching patterns. They grow equally well in sun or semi shade. It also makes a good container plant.
The glossy, hard, leathery leaves of Strychnos pungens end in a sharp spine-like tip. Clusters of yellow-green flowers are followed by large fruit (10cm dia.)that are green or blue-green and eventually when ripe turn brown.