Baobab tree, Kremetartboom (Adansonia digitata) Adansonia digitata, Baobab or Kremetart tree is the most widespread of the Adansonia species and is native to the African continent. The trees usually grow as a solitary individual, are deciduous, losi

Black monkey thorn, Swartapiesdoring (Acacia galpinii) This handsome South African tree is one of the largest of the Acacias with its rounded canopy and widely spreading branches. Acacia from the Greek word “Akis” meaning a point or a ba

Chinese elm, Lacebark elm (Ulmus parvifolia) Ulmus parvifolia, commonly known as the Chinese elm or Lacebark elm, is a species native to eastern Asia including China, India, Taiwan, Japan, North Korea. It is an excellent evergreen shade tree. The

Japanese maple tree (Acer palmatum) Acer Palmetum, called the Japanese maple tree is a species of a woody plant native to Japan, China and Korea. A decidious shrub or small tree with a broadly spreading crown, reaching heights of 6-10m and rarely 16

Leadwood tree, Hardekool (Combretum imberbe) Leadwood trees are a characteristic and often impressive bushwillow species of the southern Afrotropics. The tree can be found in all bushveld regions and in mixed forests as well as in the Lowveld areas

Leopard tree, Luiperdboom (Caesalpinia ferrea) The Leopard tree (Luiperdboom, Caesalpinia ferrea) originates from Brazil. It is one of the most attractive trees and is so named because of its beautifully marked bark. The Leopard tree is a large f

Marula tree, Maroela (Sclerocarya birrea) Commonly known as the Marula tree, this is a medium sized deciduous tree, indigenous to the woodlands of Southern Africa and occur from Ethiopia in the north to Kwa-Zulu Natal in the south. It’s a sing

Mountain karee, Berg Karee (Rhus leptodictya) The Mountain karee or Berg karee (Rhus leptodictya) is an evergreen small tree which can grow up to 8m tall with an open rounded crown, often multi-stemmed or low-branching. This tree occurs in most habi

Natal Mahogany, Rooi essenhout (Trichilia emetica) The Natal Mahogany or Rooi Essenhout is an evergreen, medium to large tree, up to 25m high with separate male and female plants. It has a dense, spreading crown. The leaflets are dark glossy green a

Paperbark, Papierbasdoring (Acacia sieberana) Acacia sieberiana, commonly known as the Paperback thorn or Paperbark acacia, is a tree native to Africa and introduced into Pakistan. The Paperbark (Papierbasdoring tree) is found in woodland, wooded gr

Sausage Tree, Worsboom (Kigelia africana) The name of the Worsboom or Sausage tree (Kigelia africana) comes from the Mozambican Bantu name, Kigeli-Kela. The Sausage tree is easily recognised due to the large, sausage shaped fruits hanging from its b

Waterpear tree, Waterpeer (Syzygium guineensese) The Waterpear or Waterpeer tree (Syzygium guineensese) is a medium-sized to large evergreen tree with a smooth greyish-white single stem on young trees and beautiful purplish-red young leaves. The com

Weeping Boer-bean, Huilboerboon (Schotia brachypetala) The Weeping Boer-bean or Huilboerboon (Schotia brachypetala) occurs from Zimbabwe and Mozambique in the north to the Eastern Cape in the south. It is a medium to large tree with a wide-spreading

White karee, Wit karee (Searsia pendulina) The Searsia pendulina, commonly known as the White or Wit karee is a evergreen, frost-hardy, very fast growing tree, usually with more than one trunk. It occurs naturally along the Orange River and some of

  White stinkwood tree, Witstinkhout tree (Celtis afrikana) The White stinkwood or Witstinkhout tree (Celtis afrikana) is one of the most popular indigenous trees of South Africa. It occurs from the Cape in the south to Ethiopia in the north

Wild olive tree, Olienhout (Olea africana) The Wild olive tree has been considered by various botanists a valid species and a subspecies of the cultivated olive tree, Olea africana. The Wild-olive is mostly found on the southern slopes of the Magali