Plants – Regional Guide – Kwazulu-Natal Mist Belt

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Kwazulu-Natal Mist Belt

Regional Guide - Kwazulu-Natal Mist Belt

This region runs parallel to the costal area and includes Howick, Pietermaritzburg and Kloof.

Rainfall: Summer rainfall.
Temperatures: Summer - warm to hot.
Winters - mild, cool and misty.

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 Alberta magna (Natal flame bush, Alberta)

South Africa Bauhinia galpinii (Pride of De Kaap)

South Africa Celtis africana (White stinkwood)

South Africa Podocarpus elongatus (Breede River yellowwood)

South Africa Podocarpus falcatus (Outeniqua yellowwood)

South Africa Podocarpus henkelii (Natal- or Henkel’s yellowwood)


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

South Africa Cassia abbreviata (Yellow shower tree)

South Africa Hibiscus pedunculatus (Pink hibiscus)

South Africa Hypericum revolutum (Curry bush)

South Africa Plumbago auriculata (Cape leadwort)


South Africa Jasminum multipartitum

Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbous Plants

South Africa Agapanthus africanus (Lily of the Nile)

South Africa Agapanthus hybrids

South Africa Clivia miniata (Bush, Fire lily)

South Africa Crinum bulbispermum (Orange River lily)

South Africa Eucomis autumnalis (Pineapple flower)

South Africa Gladiolus alatus (Kalkoentjie, Little turkey)

South Africa Gladiolus blandus Bergpypie, Painted lady)

South Africa Gladiolus cardinalis (New Year lily)

South Africa Gladiolus carinatus (Sandpypie)

South Africa Gladiolus liliaceus (Brown afrikaner, ribbokblom)

South Africa Gladiolus tristis (Yellow marsh afrikaner)

South Africa Watsonia aletroides (Rooipypie)

Most annuals will thrive in this region.

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