Small gardens or even small areas within larger gardens need a tree in scale with the size of the area in which it will sit. Pittosporum virridiflorum Picture courtesy wwwnewplantcoza Cheesewood Kasuur kgalagangwe Pittosporum viridiflorum is a handsome small to medium-sized evergreen tree or large shrub which is widely distributed in the eastern half of South Africa occurring from the Western and Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal Free State Gauteng North West Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
This narrow upright evergreen is a smooth-leaved holly that reaches about 6 feet in height but is only 2 to 3 feet wide.
Trees for small gardens south africa. This deciduous tree grows to a height and spread of 7m x 4m. Deciduous and slightly messy. Inspired by gardens from the suburbs and farmlands around Cape Town weve rounded up 11 garden ideas to steal to refresh your personal botanical hideaway.
Growth form is compact upright. With its pale bark beautiful shape and semi-deciduous foliage the lavender tree Heteropyxis natalensis is one the favourite small garden trees. A fast-growing evergreen tree with a height and spread of 5m x 3m.
Like other hollies the male and female plants are separate. We have compiled a short list of trees below that can be considered for use in a small urban garden. Trees for small gardens paper bark maple The paper-bark maple Acer griseum is a slow-growing small tree with dark green leaves that turn a rich crimson colour in autumn.
3 The first 5 Indigenous tree candidates English name Afrikaans name Scientific name are. Trees for small gardens Trees for small gardens. Japanese Maple Acer Palmatum.
Like climbers designer trees help to give your garden a very necessary dimension of height. My recommendation for a small garden is either Horsewood or Mountain hard pear. Top 10 narrow trees for small gardens.
Mediterranean pines Jacarandas and African tulip tree are all illegal species in South Africa. Top 10 trees to plant in a small garden. It bears pretty pink.
Well-drained compost rich soil. It has an ornamental shape and is an ideal replacement for exotic Silver Birches or ubiquitous Leopard Trees Caesalpinnea ferrea. An ill-chosen woody perennial could gobble up your small yard and perhaps later force you to live in a tree house so you need to consider certain factors carefully.
Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery constantly inspires with new display gardens and this time we have presented no less than five beautiful small gardens ideas. Safsaf Willow Salix mucronata. Food Trees for Africa Reflects on 2020 December 29 2020.
Invasive trees are illegal and harmful to local biodiversity. They impair natural ecosystems take up too much water and spread uncontrollable. Observe that fast growing trees tend to grow big which reduces the options for a small garden.
Mature size in a garden setting 4m. It has a slender. But aside from a handful of species conventional trees are just too big for these smallest of spaces and would require yearly pruning to contain its size within the proportion of the area – a job not for the faint of heart and an expensive one to boot.
It has a dense crown and attractive glossy dark green leaves and small scented flowers in summer. The Market Gardens programme is a food security initiative focusing on income-producing community food gardens and small-holder farmers. A Bushveld gardenia Bosveldkatjiepiering Gardenia volkensii.
Silver Birch Betula pendula. Maple trees and frangipani trees are exotic trees in South Africa. Ilex crenata Sky Pencil.
Tree wisteria Bolusanthus speciosus. 11 Garden Ideas to Steal from South Africa Marie Viljoen June 23 2015 South Africans love the outdoors and are as at home out as they they are in. Kiggelaria africana Wild Peach Buddleja saligna False Olive Dais Cotinifolia Pompon Tree Apodytes.
Little Gem Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora Little Gem. Or you werent sure how to grow them correctly – let us help you choose the right plants for your garden. Dont waste any more time and money replacing dead or unsightly plants because they were not suitable for your region or garden style.
Pompom tree Dais cotinifolia. Its small egg-shaped leaves grow on reddish brown branches and tiny star-shaped pink flowers appear from late winter to spring. 10 trees for small gardens in South Africa.
We believe that homestead gardening is fundamental to ensuring food security in South Africa. Graveyard Cypress Cupressus sempervirens Stricta. Even in a small garden there is space for at least one small tree.
My recommendation for a large garden is either White pear or Waterberry. Once the leaves have fallen its trunk and stems provide winter interest as the chestnut- coloured bark peels away to reveal the new orange-red bark beneath. Johannesburg Gold Melaleuca bracteata Johannesburg Gold.
Also known as Elephants Food Spekboom or Small-leaf Jade the Porkbush is an attractive succulent plant thats indigenous to southern Africa. The series will be called Trees for very small gardens. Create a beautiful small garden using indigenous plants of South Africa.
Quite frost hardy but temperatures should not fall below -2 degrees Celsius. Heteropyxis natalensis Lavender Tree With its pale bark beautiful shape and semi-deciduous foliage the Lavender Tree Heteropyxis natalensis is.