Shrubs : Indigenous

Most of the plants in this section are sold in 18cm pots or 4L bags. Where container sizes differ this is noted in the plant description.

Asparagus macowanii

Description: A threatened and rare indigenous shrub. Tall canes of fluffy tufts of wiry green leaves. Sprays of fragrant white flowers in summer. Bees love it. 10l bags

Growing conditions: Shade / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.6m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Barleria greenii

Description: Rare rounded shrub with thick smooth shiny dark green leaves and scented open pink flowers. Likes clay soil.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Bauhinia tomentosa

Description: A fast growing woodland indigenous shrub. Yellow bell shaped flowers attract bees birds & butterflies

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Bowkeria citrina

Description: A rare multi stemmed shrub with narrow lemon scented leaves and bright yellow scuttle shaped flowers. Likes moist conditions.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Bowkeria verticillata

Description: A beautiful multi-stemmed indigenous shrub with lovely quilted leaves and scented shell like white flowers in summer. 30cm pot.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R300.00  |   Buy now

Buddleja glomerata

Description: A neat upright indigenous shrub with attractive tough scalloped grey-blue leaves. Pyramids of yellow flowers in summer.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Burchellia bubalina

Description: An attractive ornamental shrub with glossy dark green leaves and terminal clusters of bright orange flowers. Attracts birds.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 5m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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Calodendrum capense

Description: Beautiful single trunk indigenous tree with glossy leaves, furry brown underside. Large sprays of pink flowers in summer. Butterflies. GORGEOUS

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Cassinopsis ilicifolia

Description: A dense spiny indigenous shrub with lovely shiny green leaves, small whitish flowers in spring followed by large orange berries in autumn. Birds love the berries. Makes a good screen.

Growing conditions: Shade / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Croton pseudopulchellus

Description: My favourite indigenous shrub. Beautiful silver-backed foliage, small white flowers, golden seed pods. Attracts butterflies. RARE

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 3m; 1m in Gauteng
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R300.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Dissotis canescens

Description: Rounded upright indigenous shrub. Large dark green leaves on angular stems.Spikes of pinkish flowers all season.Attracts butterflies.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Spread: 1m
Flowering time: All season
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Dombeya burgessiae

Description: Strong growing shrub or small tree with downy heart shaped leaves. Fragrant clusters of pink veined white flowers.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: Win - Spr
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Duvernoia aconitiflora

Description: An upright fast growing indigeneous shrub. Smallish glossy tapered green leaves, fragrant lemon flowers in summer.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Duvernoia adhadtodoides

Description: Upright shrub with large dark green leaves. Long lasting fragrant white flowers with purple throat markings. Water well else the leaves go yellow.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora

Description: A gorgeous rounded indigenous shrub with deep violet trumpet shaped flowers in summer. Waterwise

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Erythrina acanthocarpa

Description: Rare gorgeous indigenous shrub with underground root stock and compound leaves. Brilliant red and yellow flowers in late spring.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Erythrina humeana

Description: A fast growing upright shrub with dark olive green leaves. Spikes of gorgeous scarlet flowers throughout summer. Attracts birds and butterflies. 20l bags.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Freylinah undulata

Description: A sparse indigenous shrub with lax stems and sparse leaves. Sprays of tubular mauve flowers. Waterwise. Nice

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m - not sure about this one!
Flowering time: Win - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Freylinah visserii

Description: A lax indigenous shrub with bell shaped purple flowers. Classified as threatened in the Red data Book. Sandy alkaline soil. 10L bags

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Gnidia squarrosa

Description: Gorgeous see-through indigenous shrub. Needle like leaves mostly at the tips of the branches. Clusters of flowers in spring

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Greyia sutherlandii

Description: Small upright tree, almost a shrub in Gauteng gardens, sparse branches with leathery leaves and cones of red flowers. Lovely. 10l bags.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Win - Spr
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Halleria elliptica

Description: RARE fast growing indigenous shrub. Attracts birds and butterflies. Bell like orange flowers.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 2.5m
Flowering time: Win - Spr
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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Hibiscus pendunculatus

Description: Upright dainty indegenous shrub. Woody base rough leaves. Large solitary pink flowers all season

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: All year
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Hoslandia opposita

Description: A soft woody perennial with small insignificant flowers followed by tasty orange berries. Birds, butterflies and bees love it.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 75cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Indigofera natalensis

Description: A gorgeous shrub with grey bark, shiny compound leaves and sprays of small flowers in summer. Container plant. Butterflies.

Growing conditions: Deep shade / shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Leonotis - Golden velvet

Description: A bushy COMPACT showy shrub with rough toothed narrow leaves. Velvety peachy flowers. Birds, bees and butterflies

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 70cm
Flowering time: Aut - Spr
Bloom/flower colour: Cream
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Leonotis leonorus

Description: Showy branched indigenous shrub, rough toothed narrow leaves, velvety orange flowers from aut - spr.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Aut - Spr
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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Leonotis leonorus alba

Description: A showy upright shrub with rough toothed narrow leaves and velvety white flowers that attract birds, butterflies and bees. A good cut flower. 10l bags

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Mackaya bella

Description: Lovely indigenous shrub, simply glossy dark green leaves, tubular white flowers. Huge plants 20cm pots.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Metarungia longistrobus

Description: An attractive dense shrub with spikes of yellow orange flowers that attract birds, butterflies and bees. A good container plant.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Sum - Win
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Ochna natalitia

Description: Gorgeous upright indigenous shrub with coppery leaves in spring. Masses of yellow flower followed by seeds. Attracts birds and bees.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Ochna serrulata

Description: Slow growing indigenous shrub with yellow flowers then Mickey Mouse fruits. Attracts birds and butterflies. Gorgeous and children love it.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Pavonia praemorsa

Description: A fast growing shrub with tough stems and roughly textured leaves. Apricot buds and pale yellow flowers attract burds, bees and butterflies.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: All season
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Polygala petite

Description: A compact indigenous shrublet with small bright green leaves. Purple pea like flowers. Name could be incorrect!

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 60cm
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Polygala virgata

Description: A self seeding shrub with spikes of purple flowers all season. Attracts insects. Group for effect. Good cut flower.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Polygala virgata alba

Description: A self seeding shrub with spikes of WHITE flowers all season. Prune back to shape and group for effect. A good cut flower.

Growing conditions: Sun / shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: All season
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Psoraelea pinnata

Description: Upright shrub or small tree with a warty bark bark and fine feathery foliage. Scented blue pea like flowers. Attracts insects and birds. Stock plants small

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Psychotria capensis

Description: Gorgeous indigenous shrub or small tree. Large glossy green leaves. Flat clusters of golden yellow flowers. Beautiful fruit. Birds/bees love it.

Growing conditions: Shade / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Psychotria capensis variegated

Description: VERY RARE shrub with large glossy variegated leaves and clusters of yellow flowers and black berries. Attracts birds.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1m - uncertain still to be determined
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Rotheca myricoides

Description: An upright Limpopo shrub with smelly bright green leaves. Soft two toned blue flowers in summer. Attracts butterflies. NOT to be confused with Rotheca myracoides Ugandense.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1.8m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Rotheca myricoides cv Ugandense

Description: A fast growing indigenous shrub. It attracts carpenter bees and birds. Butterfly type purple flowers all season. A good screening plant.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Rothmannia capensis

Description: A small web shaped indigenous tree with glossy foliage and rounded fruits. Large fragrant bell shaped cream flowers. Attracts butterflies. 20l bags

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 5m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Cream
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R300.00  |   Buy now

Rothmannia globosa

Description: An upright indigenous shrub with glossy foliage, fragrant cream bell shaped flowers and round fruits. Attracts butterflies and bees.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 4m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Cream
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Salvia dolomitica

Description: A well shaped shrub with aromatic grey green leaves. Pale blue flowers with white centres and maroon bracts.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Sclerochiton harveyanus

Description: An upright indigenous shrub with small almost two tone glossy leaves. Scented dark blue flowers. Gorgeous

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Sclerochiton odoratissimus

Description: Rare upright indigenous shrub with slightly hairy leaves. Scented white flowers in summer.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Senecio oxyodontus

Description: A scandent indigenous shrub with lovely feathery foliage and panicles of yellow flowers.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Sophora zimbabweensis

Description: A lovely cascading shrub with silky leaves and racemes of cream flowers

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2.5
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Cream
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Syncolostemon densiflorus

Description: A very RARE grassland shrub with sparse branching and toothed leaves. Upright panicles of cerise flowers.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Thunbergia natalensis

Description: A lovely shrub that sprouts from a woody base. Gorgeous pale blue tubular flowers. Grown from seed or root division.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 80cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Trichocladus ellipticus subsp ellipticus

Description: Upright shrub with dark stems and glossy leaves with furry brown undersides. Scented spiky cream flowers. Foliage for the vase. Photograph: Geoff Nichols

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 6m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Cream
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R100.00  |   Buy now

Turraea obtusifolia

Description: Rounded indigenous shrub. Fragrant white flowers in summer followed by red fruits. Good container plant. Birds. 10l bags

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R150.00  |   Buy now