Tropical trees and shrubs

Justicia brandegeana ‘Red Flowers’ (Acanthaceae)

~~Brazilian subshrub. Highly clumping species. Stems thin, reddish. Leaves ovate-lanceolate with a subcuneate base, pubescent....

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Ficus macrophylla (Ficus magnolioides) (Moraceae)

Majestic tree, up to 30 m in height, with numerous aerial pendulous roots. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, dark green in colour, densely covered...

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Hibiscus boryanus (Malvaceae)

Shrub, up to 8 m in height. Leaves oval, dark green in colour, crenate at margin. Flowers red, solitary, axillary similar to those of...

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Ipomoea arborescens (Convolvulaceae)

Fast-growing shrub, 5-15 m high. The trunk can reach 50 cm in diameter. Leaves lanceolate, with protruding venations. Flowers...

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Russelia juncea (Plantaginaceae)

Shrub with thin, very numerous, pendulous, green branches. Almost leafless. Flowers numerous, tubular, 3 cm long, red, in cymes of 3....

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Solanum torvum (Solanaceae)

  Shrub, 2-3 m in height. Leaves ovate, more or less lobed at margin. Flowers white, in corymb-like inflorescences. Fruits spherical,...

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Pelargonium panduriforme (Geraniaceae)

Strongly scented shrub, up to 1.5 m high. Leaves pubescent, grey-green in colour, lobed, 35 × 25 mm in size. Inflorescences 2-20-flowered....

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Pavonia praemorsa (Malvaceae)

~~Small shrub with roundish leaves. Flowers yellow-pink, 3-4 cm in diameter. Soil well drained but rather moist in Summer. Full sunshine or...

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Bartlettina sordida (Asteraceae)

~ Shrub, up to 3 m high. Stems densely red-downy, glabrous with age. Leaves 10 cm long, widely ovate, rough above, toothed at margin....

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Pelargonium tomentosum (Zamiaceae)

~~South African native from the Western Cape. Stems up to 50 cm high, but usually decumbent or creeping. Leaves 5-lobed, with roundish...

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