Dyckia fosteriana are striking rare plants native to central South America. They are spiny, stemless Bromeliads resembling prickly succulents; viciously armed with tiny hooked spines along the edges. In bright sunlight the leaf colour changes to rich metallic bronze. It produces pretty bell-shaped flowers in an orange-yellow colour on long, slender flower stalks.
With the focus on Arbor month in September: when selecting a tree (or more) for your garden this month, why not consider ones that will produce edible fruits? Fruit trees are great because you don't need many of them (sometimes just one) to get an abundance of food. Do yourself a favour and come visit us to make your pick of edibles such as peach and nectarine. (Fruit trees on special this month: Species are known; varieties unknown)
This indigenous tree with dense, rounded crown is a good tree for large containers, as a shade- or street tree, or for screening. The Wild olive is drought hardy and has a relatively slow growth rate.
This brightly coloured, evergreen tree provides an excellent colour contrast in the garden – the yellow and green leaves look pretty when planted behind dark green shrubs. It creates good height and width – plant it in a spacious spot in the garden where roots can expand, without causing damage to nearby paving or built structures.