tree of the year


01
Dec 2015

Botanical: Vanguerai infausta Common English Name: Velvet wild medlar / Africa medlar Shona: Munjiro, Munzviru or Munzvirwa Ndebele: Umviyo Vanguerai infausta┬áis a small to medium deciduous tree or shrub with height varying from 2 to 8 metres.   Tree-of-the-year-brochure...

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02
Dec 2014

Botanical name: Bolusanthusspeciosus Common name: Tree wisteria Shona Names: mukweshangoma, mupaka, murutsa and mushengamhara Ndebele names: impaca, umbambangwe Background The tree wisteria is certainly one of the most spectacular of our indigenous trees when in flower, mimicking the splendour of the Jacaranda, which unfortunately is proving to be an invader species in parts of Southern Africa. Given time and effort, the tree wisteria could replace the Jacaranda trees from Harare streets with indigenous purple blooms instead....

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02
Dec 2013

Red-leaved rock fig (English) Mutsamvi (Shona) Inkiwane (Ndebele) This is a briefly deciduous species, terrestrial or starting as a strangler. It is variable in height and habit, from a small to medium sized tree growing to 13m or more. The larger species can be found occurring on rocky outcrops, stony hillsides, in riverine fringes and in thick woodlands....

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06
Dec 2012

The “Big Tree” of Chirinda Forest is the most common example of a Khaya anthotheca. Khaya anthotheca is a large evergreen tree which grows up to 60m tall (up to 30m in the garden) with an elongated or rounded, much-branched crown; the trunk is buttressed in old specimens....

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