Hardy trees and shrubs

Brahea armata (Arecaceae)

Arecaceae Beautiful palm, very ornamental because of the large, pale grey-blue, palmate leaves. It grows to 6 m, when it can produce...

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Chionanthus retusus (Oleaceae)

Oleaceae Deciduous shrub or small tree up to 3 m in height. Leaves 10 cm in length, elliptical or ovate, white beneath. Inflorescences...

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Fuchsia regia ssp. regia (Oenotheraceae)

Shrub, up to 5 m in height. Leaves ovate, dark green in colour, with evident venations. Flowers solitary or in pairs, axillary, pendulous,...

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Koelreuteria paniculata (Sapindaceae)

Tree with elegant divided leaves, beautiful inflorescences and unusual swollen ornamental fruits when the leaves fall. Hardy. Northern...

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Olea europaea ssp. africana (Oleaceae)

Wild South-African olive. Evergreen tree/shrub with lance-shaped, grey-green leaves. Little, spherical, sweet fruits. Interesting. Easy and...

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Syringa reflexa (Oleaceae)

Branched shrub, up to 3 m in height. Leaves ovate-oblong, up to 15 cm long. Flowers pink, tubular, in dense, apical, pendulous...

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Callistemon linearis (Myrtaceae)

Small-medium-sized, dense, much branched shrub. Leaves leathery, acuminate, rather short and dense on the stem. Flowers with long, light...

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Cercis chinensis (Fabaceae)

~~ Very ornamental shrub with heart-shaped leaves and numerous purple flowers appearing directly on the bark of the branches. More...

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Cercis griffithii (Fabaceae)

~~ Shrub or small tree similar to Cercis siliquastrum, with flowers that are lilac or mauve in colour, sometimes darker, produced in large...

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Cercis canadensis (Caesalpiniaceae)

~~High shrub or small tree up to 14 m in height. Leaves 3.5-12 cm, suborbicular-cordate, glossy above, slightly pubescent below. Flowers 1...

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