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
Clusters of flowers cover this popular vine-like shrub for many months of the year. Often used for covering garden banks but can be trimmed beautifully for use in pots. Flowering mainly from November to May.
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.
A late season pomegranate with orange-red flowers. The fruit has a red to purple skin. This variety is popular for making pomegranate juice. Wonderful is a fast grower, produces an abundance of fruit, is drought resistant and mostly pest free.
This easy-to-grow 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.
These truly ‘green’ succulents help fight air pollution in that it removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, acting like a carbon sponge.
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.
This exquisite plant is every gardener's dream as it is easy to grow, tough, fast growing and has a long display of blooms. Expect waving wands dotted with dozens of flowers that create a butterfly banquet from spring to late autumn. Fabulous for mass planting.
Delicate, petite blue flowers cover these grey-foliage plants for months on end. Heat and drought-tolerant once established, these tough little plants make fine ground covers and combine well in mixed baskets and containers.
A well-loved indigenous trees, tough enough to be used as a street tree and small enough to fit into a townhouse garden. When in flower at Christmas it looks like a giant candy floss, as the tree transforms into a cloud of soft pink balls. It is classified a having a non invasive root system.
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.
‘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 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.
A beautiful tree with grey-green leaves and an interesting shape. It is a useful screener and contrast tree. Hardy and drought resistant. Ideal for the small to medium garden. The wild olive has beautiful wood for furniture.
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.
An eye-catcher with striking sky-blue and sunny yellow flowerheads, held well above the leaves. This beauty is hardy, fast growing, long-flowering, more or less frost- and wind-resistant, needs only moderate water and little care.
The 'Grande' version of the spekboom has slightly larger leaves than the rest of its family. This versatile plant is considered by many to be a miracle plant and is highly regarded for its ability to fight climate change. This plant acts like a carbon sponge and statistics indicate that a spekboom thicket is 10 times more effective per hectare in carbon fighting than any rainforest