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Bladder Nut - Diospyros whyteana

Diospyros Whyteana 125L

The Diospyros Whyteana is a smallish ornamental tree that is native to South Africa and is more commonly known as the Bladder nut or the Swartbas.

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Annual Arbor Week 1-7 September 2015

What is Arbor Week and Why Get Involved?

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Carob tree - Ceretonia siliqua for Chocolate lovers

The Ceretonia Siliqua is commonly known as the Carob tree or in Afrikaans as the Johannes Broodboom. They are evergreen, flowering shrubs or trees that happen to be family of the pea. They are native to the mediterranean and grow well in warm temperate and hot and humid coastal areas as well.

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Bushmans Poison

Bushman poison - Acokanthera Oppositifolia

Acokanthera Oppositifolia – Bushman’s PoisonThe Acokanthera Oppositifolia is a medium to large woody shrub or tree that is native to Africa. This plant is a popular hardy ornamental plant is often used in landscaping as it is an excellent choice for screening and hedging. They are bushy and wind resistant, providing great shade and shelter for your garden.

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Leopard tree -Caesalpinia ferrea

Caesalpinia ferrea

The lovely Leopard tree or Luiperdboom gets its common name from the pretty leopard like patterns that are dappled in shades of greys and browns on its bark, caused by the easy loss of its older bark.  This is an attractive tree, full of character. The leopard tree is fast growing, reaching up to about 8 meters high and spreading its...

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Shade for the Kids at De Wijnlanden

De Wijnlanden

It looks like the kids at De Wijnlanden play school might develop green fingers. Friday saw our delivery crew planting 3 London plane trees - Platanus acerifolia. We donated these to the school with the idea that they will be providing shade in the years to come. The estate in its-self poses some rather challenging aspects in plant selections.

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Meagan our new face in the nursery

We are very excited to welcome a new member to our team. Meagan Van der Walt will be joining us as of February and will be involved in assisting Jonathan with general enquiries and administration aspects in the nursery. As Meagan's going to be new to all the horti-torti names and terms, Jonathan will be close at hand to guide...

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Stellenbosch Agri-Park

One of our growing area situated at Topshell is soon going to have a name change to Stellenbosch Agri-Park. The owners of the property are currently in the process of developing a large portion of this and hence making some changes in lieu of it. It's still uncertain if this land will prove feasible as a wholesale nursery as developed...

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Aloe Cooperi

Aloe Cooperi – Coopers Aloe Call it the Aloe Cooperi, Coopers Aloe or simply the Grass Aloe, either way; this quirky plant will brighten up your garden with its pop of colour, while attracting insects and nectar loving birds that will liven up your Cape Town garden with a buzz.

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New Family Member

The time has come and the Plant Culture Family has grown! I, eagerly, would like to invite you to pull up a chair, take a few minutes and have a little read of this first blog of many, by yours truly, on behalf of all of us here at plant culture.

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