HIGHVELD

Summer rainfall region

Includes Gauteng, parts of the Free State, Mpumalanga and NW Province, and KZN Midlands & Drakensberg. Characterised by grassland, from flat to hilly, or mountainous. Dominated by grasses, along with perennials, bulbs, and succulents, with bushes and trees grouped in sheltered rocky places. 500-1000 mm /annum. Mild, very wet summers, and frequent winter frosts

Trees    Shrubs     Perennials     Succulents      Groundcovers      Bulbs      Grasses     Low Water Needs
 
TREES
SMALL
Grewia flavescens
Grewia flava
Burchellia bubalina
Calpurnia aurea
Crotalaria capensis
Grewia occidentalis
Clausena anisata
Halleria lucida
Dichrostachys cinerea
Zanthoxylum capense
Rothmannia globosa
Dombeya rotundifolia
Erythrina humeana
Antidesma venosum
Euclea crispa
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TREES - MEDIUM
Scolopia mundii
Peltophorum africanum
Searsia pendulina
Searsia lancea
Searsia chirindensis
Pappea capensis
Senegalia (Acacia)burkei
Kiggelaria africana
Tarchonanthus camphoratus
Schotia brachypetala
Vachellia karroo
Ilex mitis
Ziziphus mucronata
Heteromorpha arborescens
Galpinia transvaalica
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TREES - LARGE
Apodytes dimidiata
Combretum kraussii
Cussonia spicata
Harpephyllum caffrum
Ilex mitis
Kiggelaria africana
Ptaeroxylon obliquum
Schotia brachypetala
Senegalia (Acacia)burkei
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SHRUBS
SUN- SMALL
 
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
Anisodontea julii
Barleria obtusa
Barleria prionitis subsp. delagoensis
Bauhinia natalensis
Crassula ovata
Dissotis princeps
Dyschoriste rogersii
Erythrina zeyheri
Euphorbia mauritanica
Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
Freylinia tropica
Gomphostigma virgatum
Gomphostigma virgatum
Helichrysum petiolare
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SHRUBS - SUN- MEDIUM
 
Rotheca myricoides
Plumbago auriculata
Tetradenia riparia
Dissotis princeps
Grewia occidentalis
Salvia dolomitica
Bauhinia natalensis
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
Osteospermum moniliferum subsp. moniliferum
Freylinia tropica
Strophanthus speciosus
Erythrina humeana
Leonotis leonurus
Crassula ovata
Polygala myrtifolia
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SHRUBS - SUN- LARGE
 
Bowkeria verticillata
Buddleja auriculata
Buddleja glomerata
Buddleja salviifolia
Burchellia bubalina
Calpurnia aurea
Canthium inerme
Capparis tomentosa
Coddia rudis
Crotalaria capensis
Diospyros lycioides
Diospyros whyteana
Dombeya burgessiae
Dombeya rotundifolia
Dovyalis caffra
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SHRUBS - SEMI-SHADE - SMALL
 
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
Barleria obtusa
Bauhinia natalensis
Crassula ovata
Freylinia tropica
Gomphostigma virgatum
Helichrysum petiolare
Hibiscus pedunculatus
Ochna serrulata
Ocimum labiatum
Pelargonium X fragrans
Phygelius aequalis
Phygelius capensis
Plectranthus hadiensis
Polygala myrtifolia
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SHRUBS - SEMI-SHADE - MEDIUM
 
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
Bauhinia natalensis
Bauhinia tomentosa
Bowkeria citrina
Bowkeria verticillata
Buddleja auriculata
Carissa bispinosa
Coddia rudis
Crassula ovata
Diospyros whyteana
Duvernoia aconitiflora
Duvernoia adhatodoides
Freylinia tropica
Grewia occidentalis
Lauridia tetragona
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SHRUBS - SEMI-SHADE - LARGE
 
Bowkeria verticillata
Buddleja auriculata
Buddleja salviifolia
Burchellia bubalina
Calpurnia aurea
Canthium inerme
Capparis tomentosa
Coddia rudis
Diospyros whyteana
Dombeya burgessiae
Dovyalis caffra
Duvernoia adhatodoides
Grewia occidentalis
Indigofera frutescens
Lauridia tetragona
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SHRUBS - SHADE - SMALL
 
Hibiscus pedunculatus
Ocimum labiatum
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SHRUBS - SHADE - MEDIUM
 
Duvernoia aconitiflora
Duvernoia adhatodoides
Psychotria capensis
Rhamnus prinoides
Strophanthus speciosus
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SHRUBS - SHADE - LARGE
 
Duvernoia adhatodoides
Indigofera frutescens
Pavetta lanceolata
Psychotria capensis
Rhamnus prinoides
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PERENNIALS
SUN
 
Aloe verecunda
Aristea ecklonii
Asystasia gangetica
Berkheya speciosa
Callilepis laureola
Crinum bulbispermum
Crossandra greenstockii
Cyanotis speciosa
Dianthus zeyheri
Dietes flavida
Dimorphotheca jucunda
Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
Gazania krebsiana
Gerbera ambigua
Haplocarpha scaposa
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PERENNIALS - SEMI-SHADE
 
Aristea ecklonii
Asystasia gangetica
Crocosmia aurea
Dietes flavida
Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Impatiens hochsteteri
Phygelius aequalis
Phygelius capensis
Plectranthus verticillatus
Senecio speciosus
Thunbergia atriplicifolia
Xerophyta elegans
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PERENNIALS - SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Chlorophytum bowkeri
Crocosmia aurea
Impatiens hochsteteri
Plectranthus verticillatus
Xerophyta elegans
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SUCCULENTS
SUN
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Aloe arborescens
Aloe cooperi
Aloe maculata
Aloe marlothii
Aloe rupestris
Aloe spicata
Aloe suprafoliata
Aloe vanbalenii
Bulbine abyssinica
Bulbine frutescens
Bulbine narcissifolia
Crassula alba
Crassula capitella
Crassula perfoliata
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SUCCULENTS - SEMI-SHADE
 
Aloe arborescens
Bulbine frutescens
Delosperma tradescantioides
Plectranthus neochilus
Senecio barbertonicus
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SUCCULENTS - SHADE
 
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GROUNDCOVERS
SUN
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Asystasia gangetica
Delosperma tradescantioides
Dietes flavida
Dimorphotheca jucunda
Gazania krebsiana
Helichrysum petiolare
Justicia protracta
Plectranthus neochilus
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GROUNDCOVERS- SEMI-SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Delosperma tradescantioides
Dietes flavida
Helichrysum petiolare
Justicia protracta
Plectranthus neochilus
Plectranthus verticillatus
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GROUNDCOVERS- SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Justicia protracta
Plectranthus verticillatus
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BULBS
 
Zantedeschia aethiopica
Gloriosa superba
Gladiolus papilio
Crinum bulbispermum
Crinum macowanii
Crinum graminicola
Merwilla plumbea
Boophone disticha
Hesperantha coccinea
Kniphofia linearifolia
Clivia miniata
Hypoxis hemerocallidea
Crocosmia aurea
Crocosmia paniculata
Hypoxis colchicifolia
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GRASSES
 
Andropogon eucomus
Aristida junciformis
Eragrostis capensis
Imperata cylindrica
Melinis species
Setaria megaphylla
Setaria sphacelata
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LOW WATER NEEDS
 
Aloe maculata
Aloe arborescens
Aloe spicata
Aloe rupestris
Aloe vanbalenii
Aloe suprafoliata
Aloe marlothii
Crinum macowanii
Hypoxis colchicifolia
Boophone disticha
Albuca nelsonii
Crinum graminicola
Senecio macroglossus
Clematis brachiata
Capparis tomentosa
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