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Featured here are just a few examples of our extensive range of plants available, contact us or call to enquire into our larger range and additional information. 

Cupressocyparis leylandii

Cupressocyparis Leylandii also commonly known as Leyland cypress.

Attracts: It is noted for attracting wildlife.

Physical characteristics:
  • Is an evergreen tree growing to 40m by 5m at a fast rate;
  • It is in leaf all year;
  • Individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant and is pollinated by wind;
  • Is an evergreen conifer with a dense, broad-columnar to narrow pyramidal habit that typically grows as a tree to huge heights in landscapes unless pruned otherwise;
  • It features flattened sprays of grey-green foliage on slender upright branches and dark brown fruiting cones;
  • Scaly reddish brown bark.
Growth requirements:
  • Full sun or semi-shade;
  • Frost hardy;
  • Low watering;
  • Prefers moist soil;
  • Very fast growing.

Syzygium cordatum hedge

Syzygium cordatum also commonly known as a Water berry tree or Waterbessie in Afrikaans.

Attracts: Birds Bees

Physical characteristics:
  • Medium sized leafy shade tree with a spreading crown;
  • Scented, white powderpuff-like flowers appear in summer, followed by edible (if acidic) deep-purple berries in autumn;
  • As the name suggests, it has an affinity to water, in the wild it is often found alongside rivers;
  • The fruit makes a great preserve for jam;
  • Is a fast grower and will tolerate heavy winds and drought conditions even though it naturally prefers to grow along river banks;
  • Ideal for wind and privacy screening screening along boundaries;
  • A perfectly rounded .
Growth requirements:
  • Fast growing;
  • Fairly hardy;
  • Full sun;
  • Low maintenance;
  • Moderate watering;
  • Wind and drought tolerant.

Nuxia floribunda hedge

Nuxia floribunda also most commonly known as the Forest elder.

Attracts: The sweetly scented, cream-white flowers are small and they attract insects which attract the insect eating birds. They are rich in nectar which makes them ideal for honey farmers.

Physical characteristics:
  • Is a hardy, evergreen, fast-growing, neat and attractive tree that is quite smaller in drier conditions, but if its roots find water it can get quite big;
  • Is a decorative specimen tree, with sweetly scented creamy white cluster flowers are borne from May to September;
  • The leaves of the Nuxia are shiny, light green and hang gracefully, trembling in the slightest breeze;
  • Has a lovely, dense rounded crown, which contributes greatly to the visual appeal of the tree.
Growth requirements:
  • Hardy;
  • Fast growing;
  • Sensitive to frost and drought;
  • Full sun / partial shade;
  • Can grow 3 to 10 metres tall.

Dovyalis caffra

Dovyalis caffra also commonly known as Kei Apple is a lovely evergreen fruit tree or shrub.

Attracts: Insects and birds such as the louries and the black-eyed bulbuls love the fruit of the Dovyalis which is delicious. By eating the fruits, the birds held to distribute the seeds. Baboons, antelope and monkeys also like to eat the fruit.

Physical characteristics:
  • Is usually 3 to 5m in height but sometimes reaches 8m with a much branched crown;
  • It is a tree or a spiny shrub that may be planted close together to form a hedge;
  • Creamy green flowers form in November to December;
  • Male flowers are 3mm long in dense clustersof 5 to 10 flowers;
  • Female flowers are found in groups of up to 3 on stalks 4 to 10mm long in leaf axils;
  • The fruits are up to 60mm in diameter and are yellowish-orange in colour.
Growth requirements:
  • Full sun or partial shade;
  • Drought and frost resistant;
  • Well drained soil;
  • Preference for summer rainfall;
Leaves are used as fodder, bulk feed for livestock;
The fruits are edible, and make excellent jam

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