Plants – Regional Guide – Kwazulu-Natal Highveld

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Kwazulu-Natal Highveld

Regional Guide - Kwazulu-Natal Highveld

This region stretches from the mist belt to the Drakensberg and includes the northern Natal interior and midlands.

Rainfall: High summer rainfall.
Temperatures: Summer - warm to hot.
Winters - cold with occasional frost.

The following list shows those indigenous plants easiest to grow in this area:


South Africa Acacia albida (Ana tree)

South Africa Acacia sieberana var. woodii (Paperbark acacia)

South Africa Acacia xanthophloea (Fever tree)

South Africa Celtis africana (White stinkwood)

South Africa Olea capensis (False, black iron wood)

South Africa Olea europaea ssp. Africana (Wild olive)


South Africa Buddleia salviifolia (Sage wood, Sage-leaved buddleia)

South Africa Dais cotinifolia (Pompon tree)

South Africa Plumbago auriculata (Cape leadwort)


South Africa Jasminum multipartitum

Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbous Plants

South Africa Felicia amelloides (Blue marguerite, Blue daisy)

South Africa Gerbera jamesonii (Barberton daisy)

South Africa Kniphofia breviflora

South Africa Kniphofia x praecox (Red-hot poker)

South Africa Leonotis leonurus (Lion’s tail, lion’s ear, wild dagga)

With adequate watering most annuals will grow successfully in this region.

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