One of the most popular reasons for buying a large tree is the requirement for instant shade in the garden. Moreover, your property value will increase, your electric bill will decrease and you will leave a legacy for generations to come. You can read more about the benefits of trees on another article here.
We can provide you with suitable shade tree options in both evergreen and deciduous types. The deciduous trees are commonly omitted from the tree options due to them losing their leaves in winter. However, we’ve found that these species generally provide more lush and large canopies of shade in summer and therefore highly recommend them as suitable shade tree options.
Click on the name to learn more about that tree.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Origin||Type|
|Celtis sinensis||Chinese Hackberry / Chinese Nettelboom||Exotic||Deciduous|
|Quercus palustris||Pin Oak / Naaldeik||Exotic||Deciduous|
|Quercus nigra||Water Oak / Watereik||Exotic||Deciduous|
|Celtis africana||White Stinkwood / Witstinkhout||Indigenous||Deciduous|
|Platanus acerifolia||London Plane Tree / Gewone Plataan||Exotic||Deciduous|
|Ulmus parvifolia||Chinese Elm / Flynblaarolm||Exotic||Deciduous|
|Harpephyllum caffrum||Wild Plum / Wildepruim||Indigenous||Evergreen|
|Ficus natalensis||Natal Fig / Natalvy||Indigenous||Evergreen|
|Ficus rubiginosa||Rusty Fig / Port Jacksonvy||Exotic||Evergreen|
|Syzygium cordatum||Water Berry / Waterbessie||Indigenous||Evergreen|
|Trichilia emetica||Natal Mahogany / Rooiessenhout||Indigenous||Evergreen|
|Ceratonia siliqua||Carob / Karob||Exotic||Evergreen|
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