The largest numbers of described species in the U.S. fall into four insect Orders: Coleoptera (beetles) at 23,700, Diptera (flies) at 19,600, Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps) at 17,500, and Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) at 11,500. Google
Can a spider be called a bug?
Often though, ‘bug’ means a creepy-crawly in everyday conversation.
It refers to land arthropods with at least six legs, such as insects, spiders, and centipedes.
South Africa is known for its beautiful coastline on the Western Coast, but with this comes quite harsh windy and salt spray conditions for our plants and trees.
The White Milkwood tree is one of your best options for a dense shade or screen or windbreak tree along the coastal areas, because it can withstand quite extreme weather conditions.
Sideroxylon inerme is a Southern African coastal tree, with dense foliage, black berries and small, greenish flowers. The tree’s generic name means “Iron-wood” in Greek, referring to its very hard timber. It is one of South Africa’s “Protected Trees” and several specimens are provincial heritage sites. Wikipedia
Buddleja saligna – False Olive / Witolien
Fast growing, indigenous and evergreen with stunning flowers? Sign us up for this tree please!
This is a very versatile tree that can be pruned into a beautiful tree shape as well as kept low for hedging purposes. The lovely woven-like bark also adds ornamental value and the beautiful balls of blossoms in summer gives this tree a wow-factor! To top it off, it can do well in windy conditions, coastal conditions and clay soil
If you look closely, you will find a sunbird hiding in this tree.