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Trees for chosen minimum temperature and garden size

Apodytes dimidiata

  • English name is

White pear

It is hardy -survives a min. temperature of -2C

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well-drained, compost rich

  • It will grow in soil type:

Medium: 8m high; 8m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

Yes

  • It's leaf growth is

evergreen

  • It's growth rate is

fast

  • It's roots are

non-aggressive

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

up to 5m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

flowers in profusion

  • Value to game?

no value

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

Suitable for a small garden. White pear bears white flowers in profusion, which soon develop into colorful fruit - irresistible to birds

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Pride-of-De Kaap | Flowering shrub-like tree | Ideal for screening up to 2m height

Trees for chosen minimum temperature and garden size

Bauhinia galpinii

  • English name is

Pride-of-De Kaap

It is mildly sensitive ( min. temperature is -0.5C)

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well-drained, sandy

  • It will grow in soil type:

Small: 3m high; 3m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

Yes

  • It's leaf growth is

semi-deciduous

  • It's growth rate is

fast

  • It's roots are

non-aggressive

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

None

up to 2m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

showy flowers

  • Value to game?

no value

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

Suitable for a small garden. Use Pride-of-de Kaap as a screen up to 2m. The tree bears beautiful red flowers

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Trees for chosen minimum temperature and garden size

Berchemia discolor

  • English name is

Brown ivory

It is mildly sensitive ( min. temperature is -0.5C)

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well-drained, sandy

  • It will grow in soil type:

Medium: 8m high; 8m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

Yes

  • It's leaf growth is

semi-deciduous

  • It's growth rate is

slow

  • It's roots are

non-aggressive

  • Sexes?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

None

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

inconspicuous

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

Suitable for a small garden. Brown ivory is a nicely shaped tree, ideal as a focal point or to provide dense summer shade.

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Red ivory | Beautiful shade tree for a small garden | North-East of Pretoria

Trees for chosen minimum temperature and garden size

Berchemia zeyheri

  • English name is

Red ivory

It is hardy -survives a min. temperature of -2C

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well-drained, sandy

  • It will grow in soil type:

Medium: 8m high; 8m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

Yes

  • It's leaf growth is

deciduous

  • It's growth rate is

medium

  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • Sexes?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

None

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

inconspicuous

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

Suitable for a small garden. Red ivory is a compact, mushroom shaped tree, ideal as a focal point.

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Tree wisteria | Typical compact form with a dense leaf structure | Pretoria

Trees for chosen minimum temperature and garden size

Bolusanthus speciousus

  • English name is

Tree wisteria

It is very hardy (min. temperature is -6C)

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well-drained, sandy

  • It will grow in soil type:

Small: 8m high; 4m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

No

  • It's leaf growth is

semi-deciduous

  • It's growth rate is

fast

  • It's roots are

non-aggressive

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

None

None

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

showy flowers in profusion

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

Suitable for a small garden. Tree wisteria has a soft, drooping branch appearance. Its stunning purple flowers are well known.

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Boscia albitrunca | Shepherds-tree | Matopie, Witgat | A decorative desert tree with a very deep taproot. Slow growing. The picture above was taken in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We recon it is about 500 years old

Trees for chosen minimum temperature and garden size

Boscia albitrunca

  • English name is

Shepherds-tree

It is hardy -survives temperatures as low as -2C

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well-drained, sandy

  • It will grow in soil type:

Small: 5m high; 5m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

No

  • It's leaf growth is

evergreen

  • It's growth rate is

very slow

  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on the same tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

None

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

inconspicuous

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

  • It's drought tolerance?

very drought tolerant

Shepherds-tree is a collectors' item. Under favorable conditions it may reach a height of 1.2 metres in about 4 years. However it will take many decades to develop its characteristic white trunk. Give it modest water during summer when it buds.

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Coast silver oak tree | Probably pruned to achieve this shape | Mosselbay

Trees for chosen minimum temperature and garden size

Brachylaena discolor

  • English name is

Coast silver oak

It is hardy -survives a min. temperature of -2C

  • .

well-drained, sandy

  • It will grow in soil type:

Medium: 10m high; 6m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

No

  • It's leaf growth is

evergreen

  • It's growth rate is

fast

  • It's roots are

aggressive

  • Sexes?

Separate male and female trees

  • Birds?

None

up to 10m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

flowers in profusion

  • Value to game?

no value

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

Suitable for planting in large and very large gardens only. Ideal as a screen up to 5m, or as a wind break.

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Trees for chosen minimum temperature and garden size

Bridelia micrantha

  • English name is

Mitzeerie

It is mildly sensitive ( min. temperature is -0.5C)

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clay soil

  • It will grow in soil type:

Medium: 10m high; 10m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

No

  • It's leaf growth is

semi-deciduous

  • It's growth rate is

fast

  • It's roots are

aggressive

  • Sexes?

Male and female flowers on same the tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

up to 10m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

inconspicuous

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs much water

Suitable for a small garden if pruned. Bridelia micrantha is semi-deciduous with striking autumn colors.

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Buddleja glomerata | Karoo sage | The striking silver color of the leaves makes it an attractive garden subject. | Mountain Zebra National Park

Trees for chosen minimum temperature and garden size

Buddleja glomerata

  • English name is

Karoo sage

It is very hardy (min. temperature is -6C)

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well-drained, sandy

  • It will grow in soil type:

Small: 2m high; 3m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

Yes

  • It's leaf growth is

evergreen

  • It's growth rate is

medium

  • It's roots are

non-aggressive

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

None

up to 2m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

inconspicuous

  • Value to game?

no value

  • It's drought tolerance?

Drought tolerant

Suitable for a very small garden if pruned. Use Buddleja glomerata striking silver look as a color contrast in the garden. It is frost hardy, drought tolerant and ideal as focal point or screen up to 2m high.

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Cape chestnut | Stunning flowers in profusion | George area

Trees for chosen minimum temperature and garden size

Calodendrum capense

  • English name is

Cape chestnut

It is hardy -survives a min. temperature of -2C

  • .

well-drained, compost rich

  • It will grow in soil type:

Medium: 8m high; 8m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

No

  • It's leaf growth is

semi-deciduous

  • It's growth rate is

fast

  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

None

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

showy flowers in profusion

  • Value to game?

no value

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs much water

Suitable for planting in a large garden as focal point or shade tree. Calodendrum capense bears spectacular pink flowers

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