Clausena anisata is a hardy, slender shrub or small tree that has glossy, dark green leaves which have an unpleasant smell when crushed hence the common name. Plant in sun or semi-shade.
Combretum apiculatum has long slender, drooping branches, giving the tree a willow-like appearance.
Combretum erythrophyllum is a fast growing tree with yellow to red autumn colours. . It has whitish puffball fragrant flowers that is followed by four-winged seeds.This stately tree is a wonderful avenue tree with its lovely shape and beautiful bark
Combretum heroense has beautiful wavy edged foliage that is a lovely olive-green colour in summer and then turns purple in autumn. Protect from frost when young.
Combretum imberbe is the most impressive of our combretums; even when dead, leadwood presents an imposing display.It is very slow-growing.
Combretum krausii is one of our most beautiful small trees and it truly deserves a spot in any forest, grassland or savanna garden. Protect it from frost when young and it will reward you with visual interest right through the year.
Combretum molle has very attractive young leaves with light pink or orange colours. The leaves are very velvety. It is a very hardy tree and a good garden subject.
Combretum nelsonii has glossy light green leaves that turn to reddish autumn colours that is quite spectacular. Protect from frost when young.
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.
Commiphira mollis is an attractive tree for a hot, dry garden. The mottled appearance of the bark adds to the charm. The red berry-like fruits are a great favourite with birds.