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.
Relatively hardy, medium-sized, evergreen tree with dark leaves that have a purplish cast to them.
This attractive tree does well in a sandy soil and can tolerate some frost.
Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia is a small, rounded tree that is normally found on rocky outcrops in the Savannah biome. The small yellow-green flowers are followed by yellow berries that are relished by birds.
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.
A fairly fast growing tree with glossy, dark green foliage. This makes a wonderful garden subject.
It has huge, pendulous bunches of beautiful mauve pea-like flowers. An excellent choice for smaller gardens.
Ekebergia capensis is a good shade tree with decorative berries that are much favoured by birds. Protect from frost when young.
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.
Ochna pulchra is a small tree and almost all parts are striking: the peeling bark, the green to red spring foliage, masses of scented yellow flowers and the conspicuous black seeds surrounded by red sepals. It requires a sandy soil and although slow-growing, it is a must for a garden that does not experience heavy frost.