Plants – Regional Guide – Limpopo

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Regional Guide - Limpopo

This region stretches from Pretoria and Rustenburg to the Limpopo, bordered in the east by the Drakensberg escarpment.

Rainfall: Summer (sometimes very eratic).
Temperatures: Summer - hot.
Winters - Dry, mild temperatures with slight frosts occasionally.

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 Bauhinia galpinii (Pride of De Kaap)

South Africa Bolusanthus speciosus (Tree wisteria)

South Africa Dais cotinifolia (Pompon tree)

South Africa Dombeya burgessiae (Wedding flower)

South Africa Dombeya natalensis

South Africa Dombeya rotundifolia (Wild pear)

South Africa Dombeya tileacea

South Africa Erythrina acanthocarpa (Tamboekie thorn)

South Africa Erythrina caffra (Coast coral tree)

South Africa Olea capensis (False, black iron wood)

South Africa Olea europaea ssp. Africana (Wild olive)

South Africa Rhus lancea (Karee)

South Africa Rhus leptodictya (Mountain karee)

South Africa Rhus pedulina (White karee)

South Africa Syzygium cordatum (Water beetle)

South Africa Virgilia divaricata (Pink blossom tree)


South Africa Coleonema album (White confetti bush)

South Africa Coleonema pulchrum (Confetti bush)

South Africa Combretum bracteosum (Hiccough creeper, Hiccup nut)

South Africa Combretum erythrophyllum (Willow)

South Africa Combretum zeyheri (Noise leaf)

South Africa Hibiscus pedunculatus (Pink hibiscus)

South Africa Plumbago auriculata (Cape leadwort)

South Africa Tecomaria capensis (Cape honeysuckle)


South Africa Jasminum multipartitum

Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbous Plants

South Africa Crassula arborescens (Bull tacky)

South Africa Drosanthemum

South Africa Gazania krebsiana (Gazania)

South Africa Geranium incanum (Carpet geranium)

South Africa Gerbera jamesonii (Barberton daisy)

South Africa Kniphofia breviflora

South Africa Kniphofia x praecox (Red-hot poker)

South Africa Lampranthus aureus (Vygie, Ice flower)

South Africa Lampranthus roseus (Red vygie, Mesembryanthemum)

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

South Africa Osteospermum ecklonis (Van Stadens River daisy)

South Africa Pelargonium

South Africa Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy-leafed geranium, Trailing geranium)

South Africa Strelitzia augusta (Great white strelitzia)

South Africa Watsonia aletroides (Rooipypie)

With adequate summer watering most annuals can be grown in this region.

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