Plants – Regional Guide – Northwest

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Regional Guide - Northwest

This region stretches from Christiana and Bloemhof to Mafikeng, Swingli and Zeerust. From Derby, Potchefstroom and Koster to the Cape/Botswanna border.

Rainfall: Summer.
Temperatures: Summer - Very hot.
Winters - Very cold, often dropping to below freezing point.

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 Dais cotinifolia (Pompon 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 Buddleia salviifolia (Sage wood, Sage-leaved buddleia)

South Africa Hypericum revolutum (Curry bush)


South Africa Jasminum multipartitum

Herbaceous Perennials and Bulbous Plants

South Africa Agapanthus africanus (Lily of the Nile)

South Africa Agapanthus hybrids

South Africa Felicia amelloides (Blue marguerite, Blue daisy)

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

South Africa Watsonia aletroides (Rooipypie)

With adequate watering, there are not many annuals that won’t grow in this region.

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