Evergreen Trees | Deciduous Trees

A showcase of Highveld Trees.
Cabbage tree - Cussonia spicata
Common Hook Thorn - Acacia caffra.
Candelabra tree - Euphorbia ingens
Mountain Karee - Rhus leptodictya
Ouhout - Leucosidea sericea
Wild Olive - Olea africana
Splendid Thorn - Acacia robusta
Wild Pear - Dombeya rotundifolia.

Evergreen Trees Indigenous to the Gauteng Region

  1. Acokanthera oppositifolia - Bushmans Poison.
    Small, evergreen shrub. Bushmen used the plant as a bonding agent for the poison for their arrows.

  2. Aloe arborescens - Krantz Aloe.
    Small, shrubby Aloe. Good hedge material.

  3. Aloe marlothii - Mountain Aloe.
    Large, evergreen, drought resistant tree. Orange horizontal flowers in winter.

  4. Berchemia zeyheri - Red Ivory.
    Shrub / medium sized evergreen tree, up to 10m. Very sought after timber, red heartwood.

  5. Buddleja saligna - False olive.
    Medium sized fastgrowing evergreen, drought and frost resistant tree, makes a good screen plant while still young.

  6. Buddleja salviifolia - Sagewood.
    Medium sized, frost resistant, fast growing tree. Weeping habit. Beautiful scent when flowering in early spring.

  7. Carissa bispinosa - Num Num.
    Small, evergreen shrub. Attracts birds which eat the large plum like fruit. Attractive large white star shaped flowers.

  8. Cassine burkeana - Transvaal Kooboo-Berry.
    Small, evergreen shrub.

  9. Cussonia paniculata - Mountain Cabbage Tree / Highveld Caggage tree.
    Small sized, evergreen, drought and frost resistant tree. Grows amongst boulders and rocky outcrops. Nice specimen plant.

  10. Diospyros lycoides - Bluebush.
    Small, evergreen, drought and frost resistant tree. Attracts birds which eat the large red berries it produces.

  11. Diospyros whyteana - Bladdernut.
    Small, evergreen, hardy tree. Produces fruit which are full of air.

  12. Dodonaea angustifolia - Sand Olive.
    Small, evergreen shrub.

  13. Ehritia rigida - Puzzle bush.
    Small, evergreen, fast growing shrub. Attracts birds which eat the numerous berries it produces.

  14. Euclea crispa - Blue Guarri.
    Small to medium sized, frost and drought resistant, evergreen tree. Beautiful round crown

  15. Grewia occidentalis - Crossberry.
    Small, evergreen tree, up to 6m. Attracts birds which eat the small berries it produces. Pretty pink flowers with yellow centre in spring.

  16. Ilex mitis - Cape Holly.
    Medium sized evergreen tree, up to 10m. Birds eat fruit it produces. Unsuited to drier areas.

  17. Kiggelaria africana - Wild Peach.
    Small to medium sized evergreen tree, 4 - 13m.

  18. Maytenus heterophylla - Common Spike Thorn.
    Small, evergreen, drought resistant tree. Large spikes make this a good perimeter plant. Attracts birds which eat the Numerous berries it produces.

  19. Maytenus polyacantha - Kraal spike thorn.
    Small drought and frost resistant, evergreen shrub. Covered in small spines.

  20. Myrsine africana - Cape Myrtle.
    Small evergreen, shrub.

  21. Olea africana - Wild Olive.
    Medium sized evergreen frost and drought resistant tree, attracts birds which eat the small olive like berries and nest in its branches.

  22. Rhamnus prinoides - Dogwood.
    Small to medium sized, evergreen, frost resistant tree. Attractive shiny foliage. Attracts birds which eat the Small Black berries it produces. Grows in riverine forest.

  23. Rhus lancea - Karee.
    Medium sized, evergreen, drought and frost resistant tree. Attracts birds which eat the small green berries it produces in late winter, provides important forrage for birds in the dry highveld winter environment.

  24. Rhus leptodictya - Mountain Karee.
    Small to medium sized, evergreen tree. Grows on rocky outcrops and ridges on the hughveld.

  25. Rhus undulata - Kuni Bush.
    Small to medium sized, evergreen tree. Typical highveld dry forest tree.

  26. Zanthoxylum capense - Small Knobwood.
    Small, evergreen tree. Knobs on trunk.

Deciduous Trees Indigenous to the Gauteng Region

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