BUSHVELD SAVANNA

Summer rainfall region

Lowveld - lower-lying areas of Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, NW province, and sections of the Northern Cape. Characterised by open grasslands with scattered trees and shrubs (thorn trees and aloes are common). Warm, dry winter with no to light frost. 400-8--mm/annum.Plants have evolved to cope with disturbances so are hardy and easy to grow.

Trees      Shrubs      Perennials     Succulents      Groundcovers      Bulbs     Low Water Needs
 
TREES
SMALL
Burchellia bubalina
Calpurnia aurea
Clausena anisata
Crotalaria capensis
Dais cotinifolia
Dichrostachys cinerea
Dombeya rotundifolia
Erythrina humeana
Erythrina latissima
Euclea crispa
Galpinia transvaalica
Grewia flava
Grewia flavescens
Grewia occidentalis
Halleria lucida
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TREES - MEDIUM
Calodendrum capense
Combretum kraussii
Commiphora harveyi
Cussonia spicata
Dais cotinifolia
Erythrina latissima
Euclea crispa
Galpinia transvaalica
Heteropyxis natalensis
Ilex mitis
Kiggelaria africana
Pappea capensis
Peltophorum africanum
Ptaeroxylon obliquum
Searsia chirindensis
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TREES - LARGE
Apodytes dimidiata
Combretum kraussii
Cussonia spicata
Harpephyllum caffrum
Ilex mitis
Kiggelaria africana
Ptaeroxylon obliquum
Senegalia (Acacia)burkei
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SHRUBS
SUN - SMALL SHRUBS
 
Barleria albostelata
Barleria obtusa
Crassula ovata
Dissotis princeps
Dyschoriste rogersii
Erythrina zeyheri
Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Gomphostigma virgatum
Gomphostigma virgatum
Helichrysum petiolare
Hibiscus praeteritus
Hypericum revolutum
Ochna serrulata
Ocimum labiatum
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SUN - MEDIUM SHRUBS
 
Barleria albostelata
Bauhinia tomentosa
Buddleja auriculata
Carissa bispinosa
Coddia rudis
Crassula ovata
Crotalaria natalitia
Diospyros whyteana
Dissotis princeps
Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
Ehretia rigida
Erythrina humeana
Grewia occidentalis
Gymnanthemum coloratum
Hypericum revolutum
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SUN - LARGE SHRUBS
 
Buddleja auriculata
Burchellia bubalina
Calpurnia aurea
Canthium inerme
Capparis tomentosa
Coddia rudis
Crotalaria capensis
Diospyros whyteana
Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
Dombeya burgessiae
Dombeya rotundifolia
Dovyalis caffra
Ehretia rigida
Erythrina humeana
Grewia flava
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SEMI-SHADE - SMALL SHRUBS
 
Barleria albostelata
Barleria obtusa
Crassula ovata
Gomphostigma virgatum
Helichrysum petiolare
Ochna serrulata
Ocimum labiatum
Phygelius aequalis
Plectranthus hadiensis
Polygala virgata
Salvia dolomitica
Senecio barbertonicus
Turraea obtusifolia
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SEMI-SHADE - MEDIUM SHRUBS
 
Barleria albostelata
Bauhinia tomentosa
Buddleja auriculata
Carissa bispinosa
Coddia rudis
Crassula ovata
Diospyros whyteana
Grewia occidentalis
Lauridia tetragona
Metarungia longistrobus
Mundulea sericea
Plumbago auriculata
Psychotria capensis
Rotheca myricoides
Salvia dolomitica
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SEMI-SHADE - LARGE SHRUBS
 
Buddleja auriculata
Burchellia bubalina
Calpurnia aurea
Canthium inerme
Capparis tomentosa
Coddia rudis
Diospyros whyteana
Dombeya burgessiae
Dovyalis caffra
Grewia occidentalis
Lauridia tetragona
Ochna natalitia
Pavetta lanceolata
Psychotria capensis
Rothmannia globosa
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SHADE - SMALL SHRUBS
 
Ocimum labiatum
Plectranthus fruticosus
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SHADE - MEDIUM SHRUBS
 
Metarungia longistrobus
Plectranthus fruticosus
Psychotria capensis
Strophanthus speciosus
Xylotheca kraussiana
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SHADE - LARGE SHRUBS
 
Pavetta lanceolata
Psychotria capensis
Xylotheca kraussiana
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PERENNIALS
SUN
 
Aloe verecunda
Asystasia gangetica
Crinum bulbispermum
Crossandra greenstockii
Cyanotis speciosa
Dianthus zeyheri
Dimorphotheca jucunda
Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Hebenstretia species
Helichrysum nudifolium var. pilosellum
Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Hesperantha coccinea
Hilliardiella hirsuta
Hypoxis hemerocallidea
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PERENNIALS - SEMI-SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Bulbine latifolia
Crocosmia aurea
Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Impatiens hochsteteri
Phygelius aequalis
Plectranthus verticillatus
Senecio speciosus
Thunbergia atriplicifolia
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PERENNIALS - SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Chlorophytum bowkeri
Crocosmia aurea
Impatiens hochsteteri
Plectranthus verticillatus
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SUCCULENTS
SUN
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Aloe arborescens
Aloe marlothii
Aloe rupestris
Aloe spicata
Aloe vanbalenii
Aptenia cordifolia
Bulbine abyssinica
Bulbine frutescens
Crassula alba
Crassula perfoliata
Euphorbia clavaroides
Kalanchoe sexangularis
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora
Plectranthus neochilus
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SUCCULENTS - SEMI-SHADE
 
Aloe arborescens
Aptenia cordifolia
Bulbine frutescens
Euphorbia clavaroides
Plectranthus neochilus
Senecio barbertonicus
Stapelia gigantea
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SUCCULENTS - SHADE
 
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GROUNDCOVERS
SUN
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Aptenia cordifolia
Asystasia gangetica
Dimorphotheca jucunda
Helichrysum petiolare
Justicia protracta
Plectranthus neochilus
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GROUNDCOVERS- SEMI-SHADE
 
Aptenia cordifolia
Asystasia gangetica
Bulbine latifolia
Dyschoriste setigera
Helichrysum petiolare
Justicia protracta
Plectranthus neochilus
Plectranthus verticillatus
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GROUNDCOVERS- SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Dyschoriste setigera
Justicia protracta
Plectranthus verticillatus
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BULBS
 
Boophone disticha
Crinum bulbispermum
Crinum graminicola
Crinum macowanii
Crocosmia aurea
Crocosmia paniculata
Gladiolus papilio
Gloriosa superba
Hesperantha coccinea
Hypoxis hemerocallidea
Ornithogalum juncifolium
Zantedeschia aethiopica
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LOW WATER NEEDS
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Aloe arborescens
Aloe marlothii
Aloe rupestris
Aloe spicata
Aloe vanbalenii
Andropogon eucomus
Apodytes dimidiata
Aptenia cordifolia
Aristida junciformis
Asystasia gangetica
Barleria albostelata
Bauhinia tomentosa
Boophone disticha
Bulbine abyssinica
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