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PLANTS SUITABLE FOR CONTAINERS:
Agapanthus
Aloes
Apodytes dimidiata (White pear)
Asparagus ferns
Bulbine
Chlorophytum
Crassulas
Cyrtanthus mackenii (Ifafa lily)
Ochna natalita (Natal plane/Mickey Mouse bush)
Plectranthus saccatus (Stoep jacaranda)
Plectranthus neochilus (Lobster flower)
Sansevieria hyacinthoides (Mother in law’s tongue)
Stapelia gigantean (Carrion flower)
Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum lily)
BIRD ATTRACTING PLANTS: (Fruit Eaters):
Antidesma venosum (Tassel berry)
Apodytes dimidiata (White pear)
Bersama lucens (Glossy white ash)
Bridelia micrantha (Bridelia)
Canthium inerme (Turkey berry)
Carissa macrocarpa (aMatungulu)
Celtis Africana (White stinkwood)
Chrysanthemoides monilifera (Bush-tick berry)
Clerodendum glabrum (Cat’s whiskers)
Croton sylvaticus (Forest fever berry)
Deinbolia oblongifolia (Dune soap berry)
Draceana aletriformis (Large leaved dragon tree)
Ekebergia capensis (Cape ash)
Figus species (figs)
Grewia occidentalis (Cross-berry)
Halleria lucida (Tree fuschia)
Harpephyllum caffrum (Wild plum)
Kraussia floribunda (Rhino coffee)
Mimusops species (Milkwood)
Phoenix reclinata (Wild date palm)
Psychotria capensis (Black bird berry)
Rauvolfia caffra (Quinine tree)
Syzigium cordatum (Umdoni/Water berry)
Trema orientalis (Pigeonwood)
BIRD ATTRACTING PLANTS: (Insect Eaters):
Acacia species
Antidesma venosum (Tassel berry)
Apodytes dimidiata (White pear)
Barringtonia racemosa (Powder-puff tree)
Brachylaena discolor (Wild silver oak)
Celtis Africana (White stinkwood)
Chrysanthemoides monilifera (Bush-tick berry)
Clerodendrum glabrum (Cat’s whiskers)
Deinbolia oblongifolia (Dune soap berry)
Draceana aletriformis (Large leaved dragon tree)
Euphorbia species
Ficus species (Figs)
Plumbago auriculata (Plumbago)
Portulacaria affra (Porkbush)
Senecio tamoides (Canary creeper)
Syzigium cordatum (Umdoni)
Tetradenia riparia (Ginger bush)
Trema orientalis (Pigeonwood)
Turrea floribunda (Wild honeysuckle tree)
BIRD ATTRACTING PLANTS: (Nectar Eaters):
Aloe species
Bauhinia galpinii (Pride of the Cape)
Erythrina species (Coral trees)
Halleria lucida (Tree fuschia)
Leonotis leonuris (Wild dagga)
Strelitzia Nicolai (Wild banana)
Tecomaria capensis (Cape honeysuckle)
Turraea floribunda (Wild honeysuckle tree)
BIRD ATTRACTING PLANTS: (Seed Eaters):
Seteria megaphylla – Broad-leaved bristle grass
POPULAR NESTING SITES:
Acacia species
Draceana aletriformis (Large leaved dragon tree)
Erythrina lysistemon (Common coral tree)
Ficus species (Figs)
Phoenix reclinata (Wild date palm)
FAST GROWING TREES:
Acacia karroo (Sweet thorn)
Acacia xanthophloea (Fever tree)
Brachylaena discolor (Coast silver oak)
Celtis Africana (White stinkwood)
Dodonaea angustifolia (Sand olive)
Erythrina lysistemon (Common coral tree)
Ficus species (Figs)
Harpephyllum caffrum (Wild plum)
Hibiscus tilaceus (Lagoon hibiscus)
Strelitzia Nicolai (Wild banana)
Trichelia species (Mahoganies)
BUTTERFLY LARVAL HOST PLANTS:
Acacia species
Asystasia gangetica (Creeping foxglove)
Barringtonia racemosa (Powder-puff tree)
Bauhinia galpinii (Pride of the Cape)
Bridelia micrantha (Bridelia)
Calodendrum capense (Cape chestnut)
Canthium inerme (Turkey berry)
Celtis Africana (White stinkwood)
Chrysanthemoides monilifera (Bush-tick berry)
Croton sylvaticus (Forest fever berry)
Deinbollia oblongifolia (Dune soap berry)
Draceana aletriformis (Large leaved dragon tree)
Ekebergia capensis (Cape ash)
Ficus ingens (Red leaved rock fig)
Ficus natalensis (Natal fig)
Ficus sur (Broom cluster fig)
Grewia occidentalis (Cross-berry)
Hibiscus tilaceus (Lagoon hibiscus)
Indigofera species
Justicia species
Mackaya bella (River bells)
Milletia grandis (Umzimbeet)
Mimusops species (Milkwoods)
Ochna natalitia (Natal plane/Mickey Mouse bush)
Phoenix reclinata (Wild date palm)
Plumbago auriculata (Plumbago)
Setaria megaphylla (Broad leaved bristle grass)
Stapelia species (Carrion flower)
Strelitzia Nicolai (Wild banana)
Syzigium cordatum (Umdoni)
Teclea natalenis (Natal cherry orange)
Trema orientalis (Pigeonwood)
Trichelia species (Mahoganies)
Turrea floribunda (Wild honeysuckle tree)
DECORATIVE SHRUBS & SMALL PLANTS: (Sun-loving):
Agapanthus praecox – Common agapanthus Aloe arborescens – Krantz aloe (red/orange)
Aloe barberia – Tree aloe Aloe chabaudii – Chabaud`s aloe
Aloe ciliaris – Aloe Ciliaris Aloe cooperi – Coopers aloe
Aloe ferox – Bitter aloe Aloe maculata – Common soap aloe
Aloe arlothii – Mountain aloe Aloe microstigma – Bottlebrush aloe
Aloe tenuior – Fence aloe Aloe thraskii – Dune aloe
Aptenia cordifolia – Heart leaf Bauhinia galpinii – Pride of the Cape (orange)
Bauhinia tomantosa – Yellow tree bauhinia (yellow)
Carissa macrocarpa – Amathungulu / Natal plum (white)
Chrysanthemoides monilifera – Bush-tick berry (yellow)
Dombeya burgessiae – Pink wild pear (pink)
Gardenia thunbergia – White gardenia (white)
Gazania krebsiana – Common gazania
Gazania rigens – Trailing gazania / Treasure Flower
Helichrysum appendiculatum – Sheep`s ears everlasting
Hypoestes aristata – Ribbon bush (purple)
Justicia flava – Yellow justicia
Leonotis leonurus – Wild dagga (orange)
Leonotis leonorus – White wild dagga (white)
Leucas lavandulifolia – Coastal White Leucas Osteospermum ecklonis – White Trailing Daisy
Othonna capensis – Yellow ice plant Plumbago auriculata – Plumbago
Podranea ricasoliana – Port St John`s creeper
Polygala myrtifolia – September bush / Bloukappies purple)
Portulacaria afra – Pork bush Senecio deltoides – Flowering Ivy
Senecio macroglossus – Natal Ivy
Senecio tamoides – Canary creeper
Tecomaria capensis – Cape honeysuckle (red/orange/yellow)
Tetradenia riparia – Ginger bush (white /lilac)
DECORATIVE SHRUBS & SMALL PLANTS: (Shade-loving)
Justicia capensis (Businessman’s bush) purple
Mackaya bella (River bells) white with blue stripe
Plectranthus ciliatus (Speckled spur flower) white
Plectranthus ecklonii (Spur flower) blue, pink, white
Plectranthus saccatus (Stoep jacaranda) lavender
Plectranthus Zuluensis (Zulu spur flower) blue
Polygala myrtifolia (September bush) purple
Psychotria capensis (Black bird berry) yellow
Tabernaemontana ventricosa (Forest toad tree) white
DECORATIVE TREES:
Acacia species – most acacia species (white to yellow) Baphia racemosa – Natal camwood (white)
Bolusanthus speciosus – Tree wisteria (mauve)
Calodendrum capense – Cape chestnut (pink)
Calpurnia aurea – Natal laburnum (yellow)
Clerodendrum glabrum – Cat whiskers (yellow)
Dias cotinifolia – Pompom tree (pink)
Dombeya rotundifolia – Common wild pear (white)
Ehretia rigida – Puzzle bush (lilac)
Erythrina caffra – Coast coral tree (red)
Erythrina latissima – Broad-leaved coral tree (red)
Erythrina lysistermon – Common coral tree (red)
Gardenia volkensii – Savanna gardenia (white)
Hibiscus tilliaceus – Wild Cotton Tree / Lagoon hibiscus (yellow/orange/red)
Kigelia africana – Sausage tree (maroon)
Kiggelaria saccatus – Wild peach (yellow/white)
Millettia grandis – Umzimbeet (purple)
Oncoba spinosa – Snuff-box tree (white)
Rothmannia globosa – September bells
Schotia brachypelata – Weeping boer bean (crimson)
Schrebera alata – Wild jasmine (white)
Strychnos spinosa – Spiney monkey orange (attractive fruit)
Turreae floribunda – Wild honeysuckle tree
SEA-WIND RESISTANT TREES: (Fast growing):
Acacia karroo (Sweet thorn)
Barringtonia racemosa (Powder-puff tree)
Bauhinia tomentosa (Yellow tree bauhinia)
Bersama lucens (Glossy white ash)
Brachylaena discolor (Coast silver oak)
Carissa macrocarpa (aMatungulu)
Carpobrotus dimidiatus (Sour fig)
Chrysanthemoides monilifera (Bush tick berry)
Clerodendrum glabrum (Cat’s whiskers)
Deinbollia oblongifolia (Dune soap berry)
Dodonaea angustifolia (Sand olive)
Draceana aletriformis (Large leaved dragon tree)
Euclea natalensis (Natal ebony)
Ficus burtt-davyi (Veld fig)
Ficus lutea (Giant leaved fig)
Hibiscus tilaceus (Lagoon hibiscus)
Mimusops species (Milkwoods)
Phoenix reclinata (Wild date palm)
Plumbago auriculata (Plumbago)
Psychotria capensis (Black bird berry)
Strelitzia Nicolai (Wild banana)
Syzigium cordatum (Umdoni)
Tecomaria capensis (Cape honeysuckle)
HEDGE PLANTS:
Aloe arborescens – Krantz aloe Bauhinia galpinii – Pride of the Cape
Brachylaena discolor – Wild silver oak Carissa macrocarpa – Amathungulu / Natal plum
Catunaregum spinosa – Thorny bone-apple Chrysanthemoides monilifera – Bush-tick berry
Dodonea angustifolia – Sand olive Dovyalis caffra – Kei Apple
Ehretia rigida – Puzzle bush Euphorbia tirucalli – Rubber euphorbia
Halleria lucida – Tree fuschia Hibiscus tilliaceus – Wild Cotton Tree / Lagoon hibiscus
Plumbago auriculata – Plumbago Podranea ricasoliana – Port St John`s creeper
Polygala myrtifolia – September bush / Bloukappies Scutia myrtina – Cat thorn
Tecomaria capensis – Cape honeysuckle
SHRUBS & SMALL TREES:
Acokanthera oppositifolia – Common poison-bush (sprays of white flowers, grows in shade, good container plant, frost resistant)
PLANTS SUITABLE FOR SCREENS:
Antidesma venosum (Tassel berry)
Bauhinia galpinii (Pride of the Cape)
Brachylaena discolor (Wild silver oak)
Dodonaea angustifolia (Sand olive)
Grewia occidentalis (Cross-berry)
Hibiscus tilaceus (Lagoon hibiscus)
Mackaya bella (River bells)
Scutia myrtina (Cat-thorn)
Tabernaemontana ventricosa (Forest toad tree)
Tecomaria capensis (Cape honeysuckle)
“Burglar guards” or very thorny plants

Carissa macrocarpa (aMatungulu)
Catarunegam spinosa (Thorny Bone-apple)
Dovyalis caffra (Kei apple)
Phoenix reclinata (Wild date palm)
Scutia myrtina (Cat-thorn)

BURGLAR GUARDS:
Acacia species – Thorn trees Asparagus falcatus – Yellowwood asparagus / Climbing asparagus
Carissa bispinosa – Forest num-num Catunaregum spinosa – Thorny bone-apple
Dovyalis caffra – Kei Apple Dovyalis longispina – Natal apricot
Euphorbia species – most Euphorbia species Phoenix reclinata – Wild date palm
Scutia myrtina – Cat thorn Strychnos spinosa – Spiney monkey orange
Ziziphus mucronata – Buffalo thorn
OTHER / UNCLASSIFIED
Afzelia quanzensis – Pod Mahogany Agapanthus species – White Agapanthus
Agapanthus campanulatus – Bell Agapanthus Anisodontea scabrosa – Pink Mallow
Anthericum saundersiae – Weeping Anthericum Aristea ecklonii – Blue Stars
Asparagus sprengerii – Common Asparagus Fern Asystasia gangetica – Creeping Foxglove
Barleria delegoensis – Yellow Barleria Barleria elegans – White Barleria
Barleria obtusa – Blue Barleria Barleria repens – Pink Barleria
Bauhinia bowkeri – Bauhinia Bowkeri Bauhinia natalensis – White Bauhinia
Berchemia zeyheri – Red Ivory Buddleja salviifolia – Sagewood
Bulbine abyssinica – Bushy bulbine Canavalia rosea – Beach-Bean
Canthium inerme – Turkey Berry Carpobrotus dimidiata – Sour Fig
Catha edulis – Bushman`s Tea Ceratotheca triloba – Wild foxglove
Chionanthus foveolatus – Common Poke Ironwood Chionanthus peglerae – Giant Poke Ironwood
Chrysophyllum viridiflorum – Fluted Milkwood Clematis brachiata – Traveller`s joy
Clivia miniata – Bush Lily Cola greenway – Zulu Coshwood
Combretum apiculatum – Red Bushwillow Combretum erythrophyllum – River Bushwillow
Combretum imberbe – Leadwood Combretum kraussii – Forest Bushwillow
Combretum molle – Velvet Bushwillow Crassula obavata – Stonecrop
Cyperus prolifer – Dwarf Papyrus Cyperus textiles – Tall Star Sedge
Delosperma lineare – Delosperma Lineare Dietes bicolor – Yellow Wild Iris / Peacock Flower
Dietes grandiflora – Large Wild Iris Dietes iridioides – Wild Iris
Diospyros whyteana – Bladder nut Dissotis phaeotricha – Dwarf Dissotis
Dissotis princeps – Purple Wild Tibouchina Dombeya tiliacea – Forest wild pear
Eucomis autamnalis – Pineapple flower Eugenia capensis – Dune Myrtle
Freylinia laneolota – Honeybells Gloriosa superba – Flame Lily
Grewia lassiocarpa – Forest Raisin Heteropyxis canescens – Bastard Lavender Tree
Hibiscus pendunculatus – Forest pink hibiscus Hypoxis hemerocallidea – Star flower / Zulu potato
Indigofera frutescens – River Indigo Jasminium multipartum – Wild jasmine
Jasminium angulare – Star jasmine Juncus kraussii – Ncema grass [sedge] Kalanchoe thrysiflora – White Lady Kniphofia pauciflora – Dainty Poker
Kniphofia praecox – Red Hot Poker Lampranthus species – Lampranthus
Lannea schweinfurthii – False Marula Leonotis dubia – Forest Leonotis
Lippia javanica – Lemon Bush Maesa lanceolata – False Assegai
Manilkara discolor – Forest Milkberry Maytenus heterophylla – Common Spike Thorn
Monanthotaxis caffra – Dwaba Berry Mundulea sericea – Cork Bush
Noltea africana – Soap Dogwood Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder
Ornithogalum longibracteatum – Pregnant onion Orthosiphon labiatus – Shell bush
Osteospermum fruticosum – Purple Trailing Daisy Osteospermum sucundum – Osteospermum sucundum
Pachypodium saundersii – Kudu lily Pavetta revoluta – Dune Bride`s Bush
Pelargonium species – Trailing pelargonium (red) Peristrophe curnea – False buckwheat
Polygala virgata – Purple Broom Ptaeroxylum obliquum – Sneezewood
Pycnostachys urticifolia – Blue boys Rhamnus prinoides – Dogwood
Rhoicissus tomentosa – Forest grape Schotia capitata – Dwarf Boer Bean
Stapelia gigantea – Giant Carrion Plant Syzygium gerrardii – Forest Water Berry
Syzygium pondoense – Pondo waterwood Teclea natalensis – Natal Cherry Orange
Tephrosia shiluwanensis – Tephrosia Shiluwanensis Thunbergia alata – Black-eyed Susan
Tricalysia lanceolata – Jackal Coffee Trichelia dregeana – Forest Mahogany
Trichelia emetica – Natal Mahogany Tulbaghia simmerli – Fragrant Tulbaghia
Tulbaghia violacea – Wild Garlic Voacanga thouarsii – Wild Frangipani
Whitfieldia elongata – White candles Zanthoxylum inerme – Small knobwood