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.
Join in this brand new Nature Photo Challenge and post your favourite nature photographs!
Here are the guidelines from Denzil:
I will introduce a new theme every Wednesday. This gives you time to plan a little weekend trip to take some new photos, or dig into your archives. For each theme I will share some photos of my own that may give you some inspiration.
The themes will be extremely varied. Just to whet your appetite, potential themes could be: Busy Bees, Red Leaves, White Blossom, Feathers, Butterflies, Unusual Textures, Bark, Creepie-Crawlies, Nuts & Seeds, Swans … nature is infinite, as is this challenge!
You can submit one photo or more per theme.
You can use new or archived photos.
You will need to follow Denzil Nature so you can receive notifications of when I launch a new Nature Photo Challenge theme.
When you see a theme that interests you, publish your post with your nature photo(s) on your blog. Entitle the post “Nature Photo Challenge: theme”
Add the tag Naturephotochallenge to the post
Leave a comment and the link to your post on his post that introduced that theme so that he can visit your blog.