Indigenous garden trees

The Mpushini, Mkhondeni and Msunduzi River catchment areas have a large number of indigenous trees that are suitable for the garden.  Some are valued for their shapes, others for the shade that they provide and yet others for the food, roosting places and shelter that they provide for our birds.
The following list of trees are indigenous to this area and make attractive garden subjects, whether they are clumped or planted as specimens in the lawn area.
Click on the name of the species for a full description and propagation guide.

Acacia sieberiana (Paperbark thorn)

Acacia caffra (Common Hook thorn)

Acacia robusta (Splendid Thorn)

Buddleja saligna (False Olive)

Combretum erythrophyllum (River Bushwillow)

Calpurnea aurea (Natal Wild Laburnum)

Celtis africana (White Stinkwood)

Cussonia spicata (Common cabbage tree)

Dichrostachys cinerea (Sickle Thorn)

Dombeya cymosa (Natal Wild Pear)

Dombeya rotundifolia (Wild Pear)

Ehretia rigida (Puzzle Bush)

Erythrina humeana (Small coral tree)

Erythrina lysistemon (Common Coral Tree)

Euphorbia ingens (Common Euphorbi, Naboom)

Grewia occidentallis (Crosssberry)

Maerua caffra (Common Bush Cherry)

Maytenus heterophylla (Common Spike Thorn)

Ochna serrulata (Small-leaved Plane)

Pappea capensis (Jacket Plum)

Plumbago auriculata (Cape Leadwort)

Rhamnus prinoides (Dogwood)

Schotia brachypetala (Weeping Boer-bean)

Spirostachys africana (Tamboti)

Zanthoxylum capense (Small Knobwood).

Ziziphus mucronata