Strelitzia is a bold structural plant that is wind resistant and grows well in coastal gardens too. They typically flower in late winter or early spring. Provided that they are given lots of bright light with some direct sun they can be successfully grown indoors. Feed with compost in early spring before new growth begins and then fertilize during the growing season.
Plumeria are small tropical trees with highly fragrant flowers that bloom freely from spring to autumn. TAKE NOTE: all parts of the Frangipani are considered mildly toxic. This tree has been classified as having a non invasive root system.
5m-6m H x 4.5m W
Tree Wisteria / Vanwykshout | Bolusanthus Speciosus
One of our most spectacular indigenous trees. After it loses its feathery, light green leaves for a short period in spring, it produces long sprays of mauve coloured pea-like flowers. The flowers bear a striking resemblance to wisteria flowers. It is slow growing and has a weeping shape. This deciduous tree has a non-invasive root system
The iconic white Iceberg rose is well-known to most and a good rose choice for the beginner gardener. This floribunda rose flowers very willingly and is often planted en-mass (accompanied by lavenders) or in pots.
This Cordyline is very suitable to the South-African garden as it is heat tolerant and water wise. For a splash of colour choose this evergreen perennial which is clump forming and boasts dazzling marroon leaves with hot pink margins.
Snake plants, sometimes referred to as mother-in-law's-tongue, are some of the toughest plants you can find. They are one of the best plants to clean indoor air, especially for people with allergies. Whether indoors, in your garden or on your balcony, these spiky beauties lends themselves to being grouped with other plants for striking contrast.
A striking and very popular ornamental tree that is tall, deciduous and fast growing with a distinctive greeny-yellow bark. It has sparse foliage that allows for sunlight to shine through which is perfect if you want other plants to grow underneath the tree.
An Agapanthus that will cause fireworks in your garden with its large bursting flower heads. The bi-colour flowers are violet blue at the throat fading to pure white on the petal edges. The foliage is short and broad. Fireworks have a long flowering period and is ideal for borders and mixed containers. Flowers from mid to late summer. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil.
These extremely popular, undemanding, houseplants is one of todays 'it' plants. They grace the pages of magazines and instagram. They prefer lots of bright filtered light and should be kept away from drafts. They grow outdoors in a sub-tropical climate and should therefore be kept indoors or on a protected patio in the Western Cape.
An elegant, ornamental evergreen shrub, that can very successfully be used as a hedge plant, and are easily pruned to the desired height. Known for its leaves that change from green in summer to brilliant red in autumn and winter, while sprays of white flowers transform into scarlet berries.
A slender tree with an unusual colourful trunk that is ideal for small gardens. This delicate tree does not provide deep shade which makes it ideal to plant on a lawn. Be aware of its aggressive root system that mirrors the size of the tree above the ground.
10-15m H x 8m W
Sun to Semi-Shade
Ficus Standard | Ficus Microcarpa 'Nitida' standard ( std)
This hardy tree is an exceptional option to clip into a topiary standard or ‘lollipop’. In 'wilder' garden settings it also works excellently as a screening hedge that can be tamed to any height desired. It can also grow into a dense shade tree.
A small aloe with an abundance of delightful bicolor flowers. Two toned pink to creamy white flowers make it a beautiful addition to the garden. Well suited for smaller gardens and containers for added colour.
Snake plants, sometimes referred to as mother-in-law's-tongue, are some of the toughest plants you can find. Whether indoors, in your garden or on your balcony, these spiky beauties with green and silver leaves can put up with almost anything. .
The golden barrel cactus is armed with golden yellow spines. In its native Mexico, plants can eventually grow to around 90cm wide. It makes an easy to care for plant - feed plants once a month during the growing season, and it does not matter if it dries out from time to time. Be extremely careful not to over water - especially during winter. It makes a real statement when planted one per single contemporary planter. Or, if you have space, to place a set of these in a row in a bed with excellent drainage.