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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2013, 11:30:22 am »
I have been looking for an Umbrella Thorn = Acacia tortilis.  Not available here in the Cape as far as i can see.  I am aware that they have very invasive roots. Anyone got a small one in a bag for me?
To me they say Africa even more than a Camelthorn.

have a look at this site. have used them in the past with good results for seeds.
http://www.seedsforafrica.co.za/
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« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2013, 12:31:50 pm »
Bloody awesome. Just bought shit loads of seeds including Maroela, Camelthorn, Fever Tree, Coffee tree and some Cacti.

I have a Black Wattle which I need to get rid of. It is massive, so i have to replace it with another tree that will grow big.
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« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2013, 12:45:30 pm »
Bloody awesome. Just bought shit loads of seeds including Maroela, Camelthorn, Fever Tree, Coffee tree and some Cacti.

I have a Black Wattle which I need to get rid of. It is massive, so i have to replace it with another tree that will grow big.

good to hear. get rid of the wattle asap !
have a look at http://www.silverhillseeds.co.za/
I too have bought from them with happy results. 
unfortunately in my case the buying is the easy part.....finding the time ot plant and look after them..that is a misison !
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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2013, 01:39:48 pm »
Mountain Seringa with it's beautiful Autumn Colours.
 

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« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2013, 08:33:58 am »
Aloe in (Texas of SA) Limpopo.
 

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« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2013, 05:23:57 pm »
Aloe Barberae - Boom Aalwyn just after we planted it a few years ago..
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« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2013, 05:43:27 pm »
Kiepersol just before I planted it at my house a few years ago.
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« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2013, 10:49:00 am »
Your Tree Aloe.  A few weeks ago I saw this huge one - biggest I have ever seen.
 

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« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2013, 09:58:27 am »
Great thread - lots of trees I need ID'd

Can I suggest adding a location with pics ?  (For example, where was the big tree aloe - have some in my garden in Ballito & hope they don't get that big!)
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« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2013, 10:24:04 am »
Great thread - lots of trees I need ID'd

Can I suggest adding a location with pics ?  (For example, where was the big tree aloe - have some in my garden in Ballito & hope they don't get that big!)

Good Idea, will edit mine.
 

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« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2013, 01:31:01 pm »
Left to right.  Velvet Bushwillow, Beechwood (Red Boekenhout) and Redthorn.
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« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2013, 01:33:38 pm »
The saddest looking Cabbage Tree you will ever see. Baboons eat the younger shoots in Winter.
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« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2013, 02:07:21 pm »
The saddest looking Cabbage Tree you will ever see. Baboons eat the younger shoots in Winter.
Location Bewaarkloof Limpopo
There is also caterpillar that eats them bare, tree looks dead afterwards but sprouts out again as soon as it gets a good rain.
 

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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2013, 09:44:14 pm »
a tree that we dont often see, Broad-leaved coral tree:

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« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2013, 09:07:26 am »
I have never seen one before. Where is the Location B?
 

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« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2013, 10:09:17 am »
I got one in my garden, it took a while to get it, is a real looker.
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2013, 11:05:41 am »
Great thread!

My own house used to belong to Mary Maytham Kidd, who wrote and illustrated "Flowers of the Cape Peninsula" way back in the early fifties.  It is still in print.  There wasn't much of her garden left when we bought the house, and sadly very little by way of indigenous plants. But I think of her when I'm planting out the clivias, dietes, plectranthus etc . 

I'd love one of those acacias with the yellow papery bark that like to keep their toes wet, but don't have the place for it.  But I'm determined to put in a kiepersol.  I think they're amazing trees.
 

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« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2013, 10:51:12 pm »
Cape Ash - given to me as a birthday present 6 years ago - only a tiny slither of a tree. Grown into a beautiful young tree in relatively short period of time.
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« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2013, 12:19:26 pm »
We have a tree at work that I am told is an African Flame Tree, yet if I google this, the pictures I get are not the same tree?

It has a beautiful flat flower that is "flame" coloured and appears to be made up of leaves not the normal "tissue" one associates with a flower. It flowers before the foliage comes. (deciduous)

I have no pictures of it in bloom but here are a couple of it with leaves.

I would also like to now if one can take a cutting or grow one from seed (never seen any seed)?
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2013, 02:50:23 pm »
We have a tree at work that I am told is an African Flame Tree, yet if I google this, the pictures I get are not the same tree?

It has a beautiful flat flower that is "flame" coloured and appears to be made up of leaves not the normal "tissue" one associates with a flower. It flowers before the foliage comes. (deciduous)

I have no pictures of it in bloom but here are a couple of it with leaves.

I would also like to now if one can take a cutting or grow one from seed (never seen any seed)?

Hi Martyn,

The leaves and stem on your tree look very much like a poinsettia. Very pretty flowers especially the Rams Horn variety. The branches are fairly soft and if you break off a twig, you should get a milky sap leaking out.

The poinsettia is very easy to grow from cuttings