Galpinia tranvaalica is an extraordinary tree with dark green, glossy, wavy leaves. Showy white flowers are borne from December to April and attract insects to the garden. It is also a butterfly host tree.
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.
Combretum zeyherii has the largest seeds of all Combretums. Its leaves make a rasping sound in the wind, hence the Afrikaans name (noisy leaves). It prefers a sandy soil and will tolerate only mild frost.
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.
This attractive tree does well in a sandy soil and can tolerate some frost.
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.
This is the typical Acacia associated with the African savannah. It is a little slow growing but worth the wait as it develops a beautiful umbrella shape.
Acacia nigrescens is an attractive garden tree which grows into a lovely shade tree. Protect from frost when young.
Pavetta gardeniifolia has light brown bark that is either smooth or slightly fissured. The umbels of white flowers are followed by green pea-sized fruits that ripen to shiny black from February to May. Ideal for a smaller garden.