Rough Lemon is one of the hardiest types. It can grow into quite a large tree. The lemons, which ripen in June, are medium-sized, with a thick rough peel.
Pomegranate tree There was a time when pomegranate trees or shrubs were quite common in gardens. Then they became old fashioned and disappeared almost completely. Here and there an old tree still lingered in a garden and if its branches held fruit, it always lured passers-by. Perhaps it’s nostalgia or perhaps it’s the unique taste […]
Wild olive, brown olive, Indian olive, Olienhout and iron tree. The olive tree has the promise of a good harvest although it’s the elegant, pale green on top with silver underneath evergreen foliage with a height of about 7–9 m, with the ability to survive exceptionally unfavourable, semi-arid conditions and to grow very, very old […]
Dwaba Berry, Dwababessie Type: Medium shrub, 2m. Form: Woody scrambler with sparse foliage. Flowers: Insignificant cream flowers, from December to March. Why plant it? The Dwaba-berry is a useful plant in a shade garden as it flourishes naturally inside forests, although it will flower and fruit better if it receives at least dappled sun. Plant […]
Lemon Meyer Lemon Meyer bears round, smooth lemons with a thin peel throughout the year. This is the best choice for pots The lemon tree has a number of attributes that qualify it for inclusion in the modern garden’s list of core plants. When it is laden with fruit it makes an eye-catching tree, especially […]
Lemon Eureka Lemon Eureka produces medium-sized lemons with a smooth, yellow peel throughout the year. The lemon tree has a number of attributes that qualify it for inclusion in the modern garden’s list of core plants. When it is laden with fruit it makes an eye-catching tree, especially in a smaller garden, and as it […]
Umkokola, Kei apple, Kai apple, or Kau apple Kei apples have dense, glossy, oval leaves with a leathery feel – always a good sign that you are dealing with a hardy plant. Long, sharp thorns lurk between the leaves, making criminals think twice before scaling a wall close to this sturdy little tree. If you […]
Lovers of avocado will find an investment in a tree or two well worth their while. Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persia Americana Origin: Tropical America Propagation Growing an avocado tree from a pip suspended over a container of water is fun, but trees grown this way can take from seven to 15 years to […]