Tips for selecting a flowering tree for your garden
- One of the most important factors to consider is the tree's adaptability to the climate. Choose a tree that is best suited to your region. If you are located in the highveld, fynbos, bushveld - plant locally indigenous trees.
- Consider the size of the tree at maturity. Flowering trees grow in various shapes and sizes, and choosing the correctly shaped tree will greatly reduce maintenance effort and complement your yard.
- Keep in mind any barriers that might hinder your tree's growth like other trees, building foundations, utility cables etc.
- Selecting the perfect planting site is also crucial to the tree's growth, health and performance. Generally, flowering trees enjoy full sun (8 hours) and fertile, well-draining soils.
A few favourite flowering trees
Forest Bell Bush
Pink Wild Pear
Coast Coral Tree
Mickey Mouse Bush
Weeping Boer Bean