THICKET

Summer / Winter rainfall region

Eastern Cape, parts of southern and southwestern Cape and Klein Karoo. Known as Albany Thicket. This region butts up against the Fynbos, Succulent Karoo and Subtropical EC vegetation regions so there is an overlap of plant species. Spiny plants and shrubby bushes are common with scattered trees. Soils are fertile and plants are adapted to browsers and low rainfall and are hardy and easy to grow. Rain can be any time of year with the eastern section receiving summer rains, and the western half, winter rains. Less than 500mm/ annumPlants are drought and heat tolerant. This category is for gardeners keen to use locally indigenous plants, i.e. their region, rather than plants indigenous to anywhere in SA.

Trees     Shrubs      Perennials      Succulents      Groundcovers      Bulbs     Low Water Needs
 
TREES
SMALL
Anastrabe integerrima
Antidesma venosum
Baphia racemosa
Buddleja saligna
Burchellia bubalina
Calpurnia aurea
Clausena anisata
Crotalaria capensis
Dais cotinifolia
Dichrostachys cinerea
Erythrina humeana
Erythrina latissima
Grewia lasiocarpa
Grewia occidentalis
Grewia robusta
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TREES - MEDIUM
Anastrabe integerrima
Antidesma venosum
Baphia racemosa
Calodendrum capense
Combretum kraussii
Commiphora harveyi
Cussonia spicata
Dais cotinifolia
Erythrina latissima
Heteromorpha arborescens
Ilex mitis
Kiggelaria africana
Millettia grandis
Pappea capensis
Ptaeroxylon obliquum
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TREES - LARGE
Apodytes dimidiata
Combretum kraussii
Cussonia spicata
Harpephyllum caffrum
Ilex mitis
Kiggelaria africana
Ptaeroxylon obliquum
Schotia brachypetala
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SHRUBS
 SUN - SMALL SHRUBS
 
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
Anisodontea julii
Anisodontea scabrosa
Barleria obtusa
Bauhinia natalensis
Crassula ovata
Euphorbia mauritanica
Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Gomphostigma virgatum
Gomphostigma virgatum
Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum populifolium
Hypericum revolutum
Hypoestes aristata
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SUN - MEDIUM SHRUBS
 
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
Bauhinia natalensis
Bauhinia tomentosa
Bowkeria verticillata
Buddleja auriculata
Carissa bispinosa
Coddia rudis
Crassula ovata
Diospyros lycioides
Diospyros whyteana
Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
Ehretia rigida
Erythrina humeana
Euphorbia mauritanica
Freylinia lanceolata
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SUN - LARGE SHRUBS
 
Baphia racemosa
Bowkeria verticillata
Buddleja auriculata
Buddleja saligna
Buddleja salviifolia
Burchellia bubalina
Calpurnia aurea
Canthium inerme
Capparis tomentosa
Carissa macrocarpa
Coddia rudis
Crotalaria capensis
Diospyros lycioides
Diospyros whyteana
Dodonea viscosa var. angustifolia
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SEMI-SHADE - SMALL SHRUBS
 
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
Barleria obtusa
Bauhinia natalensis
Crassula ovata
Gomphostigma virgatum
Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum populifolium
Hibiscus pedunculatus
Hypoestes aristata
Indigofera micrantha
Ochna serrulata
Pavonia praemorsa
Pelargonium X fragrans
Phygelius capensis
Plectranthus ernstii
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SEMI-SHADE - MEDIUM SHRUBS
 
Anisodontea hybrid Classic Cerise
Bauhinia natalensis
Bauhinia tomentosa
Bowkeria verticillata
Buddleja auriculata
Carissa bispinosa
Coddia rudis
Crassula ovata
Diospyros whyteana
Duvernoia adhatodoides
Grewia occidentalis
Helichrysum populifolium
Hyperacanthus amoenus
Lauridia tetragona
Pavonia praemorsa
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SEMI-SHADE - LARGE SHRUBS
 
Baphia racemosa
Bowkeria verticillata
Buddleja auriculata
Buddleja salviifolia
Burchellia bubalina
Calpurnia aurea
Canthium inerme
Capparis tomentosa
Carissa macrocarpa
Coddia rudis
Diospyros whyteana
Dovyalis caffra
Duvernoia adhatodoides
Gardenia thunbergia
Grewia lasiocarpa
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SHADE - SMALL SHRUBS
 
Helichrysum populifolium
Hibiscus pedunculatus
Hypoestes aristata
Indigofera micrantha
Plectranthus fruticosus
Plectranthus zuluensis
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SHADE - MEDIUM SHRUBS
 
Duvernoia adhatodoides
Helichrysum populifolium
Plectranthus fruticosus
Psychotria capensis
Strelitzia juncea
Strelitzia reginae
Strophanthus speciosus
Trichocladus crinitus
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SHADE - LARGE SHRUBS
 
Carissa macrocarpa
Duvernoia adhatodoides
Indigofera frutescens
Pavetta lanceolata
Psychotria capensis
Tarenna pavettoides
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PERENNIALS
SUN
 
Aristea ecklonii
Asystasia gangetica
Berkheya speciosa
Callilepis laureola
Chlorophytum saundersiae
Cineraria saxifraga
Cineraria saxifraga
Cyanotis speciosa
Cyperus prolifer
Dianthus zeyheri
Dietes flavida
Dimorphotheca ecklonis
Dimorphotheca jucunda
Felicia echinata
Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
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PERENNIALS - SEMI-SHADE
 
Aristea ecklonii
Asystasia gangetica
Bulbine latifolia
Chlorophytum saundersiae
Cineraria saxifraga
Cineraria saxifraga
Crocosmia aurea
Cyperus prolifer
Cyrtanthus mackenii
Dietes flavida
Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Impatiens hochsteteri
Pelargonium reniforme
Phygelius capensis
Plectranthus verticillatus
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PERENNIALS - SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Chlorophytum bowkeri
Chlorophytum saundersiae
Crocosmia aurea
Cyrtanthus mackenii
Impatiens hochsteteri
Plectranthus verticillatus
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SUCCULENTS
SUN
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Aloe arborescens
Aloe cooperi
Aloe ferox
Aloe maculata
Aloe tenuior
Aptenia cordifolia
Bergeranthus scapiger
Bulbine abyssinica
Bulbine frutescens
Bulbine narcissifolia
Cotyledon orbiculata
Crassothonna cacalioides
Crassula alba
Crassula capitella
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SUCCULENTS - SEMI-SHADE
 
Aloe arborescens
Aloe tenuior
Aptenia cordifolia
Bulbine frutescens
Cotyledon orbiculata
Crassothonna cacalioides
Crassula coccinea
Crassula spathulata
Delosperma tradescantioides
Euphorbia clavaroides
Faucaria felina
Plectranthus neochilus
Stapelia gigantea
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SUCCULENTS - SHADE
 
Crassula spathulata
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GROUNDCOVERS
SUN
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Aptenia cordifolia
Asystasia gangetica
Chaenostoma cordatum
Cineraria saxifraga
Cotula sericea
Crassothonna cacalioides
Crassula rubricaulis
Crassula spathulata
Delosperma echinatum
Delosperma tradescantioides
Dietes flavida
Dimorphotheca ecklonis
Dimorphotheca jucunda
Drosanthemum hispidum
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GROUNDCOVERS- SEMI-SHADE
 
Aptenia cordifolia
Asystasia gangetica
Bulbine latifolia
Cineraria saxifraga
Cotula sericea
Crassothonna cacalioides
Crassula multicava
Crassula spathulata
Cyrtanthus mackenii
Delosperma tradescantioides
Dietes flavida
Dyschoriste setigera
Falkia repens
Faucaria felina
Helichrysum petiolare
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GROUNDCOVERS- SHADE
 
Asystasia gangetica
Justicia protracta
Veltheimia bracteata
Plectranthus verticillatus
Cyrtanthus mackenii
Crassula spathulata
Dyschoriste setigera
Plectranthus oertendahlii
Crassula multicava
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BULBS
 
Albuca batteniana
Albuca bracteata
Albuca nelsonii
Boophone disticha
Clivia miniata
Clivia nobilis
Crinum campanulatum
Crinum macowanii
Crocosmia aurea
Crocosmia paniculata
Cyrtanthus mackenii
Cyrtanthus sanguineus
Gladiolus papilio
Gloriosa superba
Hesperantha coccinea
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LOW WATER NEEDS
 
 Aeollanthus parvifolius
Albuca bracteata
Albuca nelsonii
Aloe arborescens
Aloe ferox
Aloe maculata
Aloe tenuior
Andropogon eucomus
Apodytes dimidiata
Aptenia cordifolia
Aristida junciformis
Asystasia gangetica
Bauhinia natalensis
Bauhinia tomentosa
Bergeranthus scapiger
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