Category Archives: Trees

Tree species information

  • Buffalo Thorn

    Posted on December 5, 2012 by Gavin in Our spectacular nature, Trees.

    Ziziphus Mucronata English: Buffalo Thorn Afrikaans: Blinkblaar-waag-‘n-bietjie Zulu: umPhafa Description: Ziziphus mucronata is a small to medium sized tree that grows to about 10m in height with the maximum size recorded at around 20m tall. It has a spreading crown with drooping branches and often has branches low down. The young stems are reddish brown […]

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  • Sclerocarya birrea – Marula Tree

    Posted on November 10, 2012 by Gavin in Trees.

    Sclerocarya birrea sub. caffra Common name: Marula Zulu name: Umganu Afrikaans: Maroela Description: The Marula tree is a deciduous tree that grows up to 18m tall and is found in various types of woodlands favouring a sandy soils and sometimes sandy loam soil. It is a well-known component of the vegetation type known as ‘Bushveld’ […]

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