A South African registered no-nonsense variety of lavender that is tough, fragrant and flowers nearly all year round. Plant them in full sun with ample spacing for good air circulation between plants. Lavenders can thrive in pots but use a quality potting soil that drains well. Fertilise lavender from spring to autumn with a product such as Atlantic Bio Ocean or Vigorosa 5:1:5
A stunning feature plant. Most often planted under trees. The Clivia belongs to the lily family and is an easy to care for plant that does not mind some neglect once established. Flowers during spring.
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.
A quick-growing, magical, perennial shrub forming a lovely, rounded, dense bush. It has dark green, glossy leaves with intensely purple undersides and sprays of lavender flowers. Developed at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in South Africa. Flowers in autumn and spring. Morning sun is best.
This 'best-seller' shrub is your answer when you need a tall growing screen or hedge and you need it quickly. A fast-growing, hardy, evergreen shrub with fragrant funnel-shaped white flowers in spring and early summer. Can be grown as a small tree, in a large pot at your pool or as a screen. Low maintenance and problem free.
With its striking golden foliage this versatile plant is a favourite for many. An ideal choice for either a low, clipped hedge or border or a tall growing screen. This shrub provides great colour contrast in your beds and its blue flowers (sporadically in spring and summer) contrast perfectly with its yellow foliage
Duranta 'Nonna's Gold'
3m - 4m H x
3m - 4m W
Semi-Shade / Sun
Butterfly Lavender | Lavandula Pedunculata 'The Princess Lavender'
This easy-to-grow, indigenous, plant normally reaches a height of 1,5–2m in a garden setting and has a small non-invasive root system which makes it ideal for planting next to a pool or a boundary wall. Its compact conformation also makes it perfect for accent planting and containers; it’s an excellent bonsai tree and is great for hedges. Does not mind being pruned regularly.
These truly ‘green’ succulents help fight air pollution in that it removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, acting like a carbon sponge.
An evergreen perennial with hairy white stems, grey-green leaves and velvet-like purple flower spikes. It is a decorative and aromatic shrub that is tough and wind resistant. It blooms through summer reaching peak flowering in early autumn.
This dwarf cultivar of Carissa macrocarpa is a popular groundcover which seldom grows more than knee height. It forms a dense mat of attractive, glossy emerald green foliage. Fragrant, starry white flowers and edible red fruit occasionally throught the year. Also looks great in a container. Due to its hardiness, drought-resistance and evergreen nature it is widely used in commercial landscapes, along road sides and in parking areas under trees.
This exquisite plant is every gardener's dream as it is easy to grow, fast growing and has a long display of blooms. From mid-spring to early winter expect waving wands dotted with dozens of flowers that create a butterfly banquet.
A showstopper with its thick, round, smooth and curly foliage that is very suitable to be used in containers or in mixed beds. Heavenly fragrant flowers in spring and autumn. The orange blossom fragrance alone makes it an essential for a small to medium-sized garden. The flowers are also often seen in flower arrangements.
A magnificent shrub that will flower continuously from spring to autumn. Fantastic in pots as well as flower beds. Dipladenias dislike being planted against a hot wall. It is best to let them climb up an airy trellis next to the wall if necessary. An absolute favourite of ours.
This perennial Gazania is native to the mountains of South Africa and produce large, daisy-like flowerheads in brilliant shades of yellow, white, red, pink and orange, in autumn, spring and summer. They are often planted as a drought-tolerant groundcover.
‘McConnell’s Blue‘ is the most widely grown rosemary. It bears small blue flowers in summer, and grows slowly but surely into a large bush. Prune and shape it regularly if you want a smaller, more compact shrub.
This compact thick evergreen shrub is widely used in landscaping and is ideal for hedging. It will probably create the densest hedge you will be able to grow and it is widely used in maze gardens. Prune regularly to keep shape and for compact growth. It grows on the slow side.
Fantastic for making barbecue skewers - just thread meat or veg on the stems. Rosemary is a woody perennial herb with aromatic needle-like leaves. Perfect choice for a fragrant low hedge or planted in a container. Bright blue flowers in late winter or spring. Attractive and drought-tolerant. Many culinary and medicinal uses.
Highly recommends. This prolific grower, lends itself to marvellous formal applications such as shaped balls, and clipped hedges. The silver-grey foliage makes a statement from afar and this plant should not be overlooked when planning a drought resistant garden. Fantastic silvery-grey foliage showcases the colours planted around it.
1m W x 05 -1.5m H
Sun to Semi-Shade
Australian Brush-Cherry | Syzygium Paniculatum (Eugenia Myrtifolia)
Popular! Excellent plant for topiaries, hedging and screening. Makes a strong trimmed hedge. Untrimmed, an excellent boundary wind break. Lush and fast growing. Creamy-white flowers early summer followed by small, dark pink to red edible berries that will attract birds to the garden. Can grow in narrow areas between buildings due to its ability to adapt to light changing conditions. Has a shallow root system.
The flower can be described as a purple fairy with white wings. Lavender is a wonderful and fragrant addition to your garden. Flowers from mid spring until early summer. Plant where there is good air circulation and well drained soil.
Flowering quite early and all through the summer, 'Summer Love' is a compact, low growing beauty with clump-forming strap-shaped leaves and bears wispy, fragrant blue trumpet-shaped flowers. Strong stems make it a potted favourite. Loves the sun.
An extremely easy-to-grow, thorny shrub often used for hedges. A popular indigenous, evergreen choice for coastal areas. Flowers and edible fruit appear mainly in summer and autumn. Plant 1m apart to form impenetrable hedge.