Shrubs: Indigenous

Most of the plants in this section are sold in 18cm pots or 4L bags. Where container sizes differ this is noted in the plant description.  Our plant descriptions are based on our own research and observations, and we are always happy to receive additional comments - or corrections! Please feel free to email us at leone@petalfaire.co.za .

Anisodontae scabrosa

Common name: Pink mallow

Description: Fast growing rounded Cape shrub. Woody stems aromatic leaves and large cup shaped pink flowers. Beautiful one of my Stellenbosch Botanical Garden finds. This grows beautifully in my Gauteng garden. Provide nectar for butterflies.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Artemesia afra

Common name: African wormwood

Description: An upright bushy indigenous shrub with fern-like silver grey aromatic foliage. Insignificant yellow flowers in summer. Medicinal. Waterwise. Prune hard.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Bauhinia natalensis

Common name: Natal bauhinia

Description: A dainty rounded shrub with roundish two lobed green leaves and scented delicate crinkly white flowers. One of the petals has a deep red stripe. Attracts moths and butterflies. 10l bags
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Brillantaisia subulugurica

Common name: Giant salvia

Description: A fast growing indigenous shrub with large bright glossy leaves. Spikes of large purple purple flowers in summer. A gorgeous filler in the garden.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Cassinopsis ilicifolia

Common name: Lemon thorn

Description: A dense spiny indigenous shrub with lovely shiny green leaves, small whitish flowers in spring followed by large orange berries in autumn. Birds love the berries. Makes a good screen. 5l bags
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Coddia rudis

Common name: Small bone apple

Description: Tough multi-stemmed indigenous shrub with small fragrant cream bell shaped flowers and "small apple" fruits. Good for birds, bees, butterflies, bonsai and containers. 20l
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R400.00  |   Buy now

Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora

Common name: Purple bells

Description: A gorgeous rounded indigenous shrub with deep violet trumpet shaped flowers in summer. Waterwise. 5l bags
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Erythrina caffra

Common name: Coastal coral tree

Description: A fast growing round-headed tree with grey trunk and branches. Trifoliate leaves with spikes of gorgeous orange scarlet flowers from winter - spring. Attracts birds and insects.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Halleria elliptica

Common name: Tree fuchsia

Description: RARE fast growing upright indigenous shrub. Pendulous tubular orange flowers. Attracts bees, birds and butterflies.
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Helichrysum petiolare

Common name: Kooigoed

Description: A beautiful soft indigenous shrub with round aromatic silver leaves. Sprays of insignificant cream flowers in summer. Medicinal
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Hibiscus pendunculatus

Common name: Forest pink hibiscus

Description: Upright dainty indegenous shrub with woody base lobed rough leaves. Large solitary pink flowers all season. 5l bags.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Hibiscus praeteritus

Common name:

Description: A fast-growing, upright slender shrub, with ovate coarsely serrated leaves. Stems and leaves slightly hairy. Red five petalled in summer. Waterwise.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Indigenous: Oxyanthus pyriformis

Common name: Natal Loquat

Description: A multistemmed indigenous shrub with horizontal branches and glossy dark green leaves. Heads of spindly scented flowers in summer. Attracts moths and birds. 10l bag
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R300.00  |   Buy now

Indigenous: Pavetta gardeniifolia

Common name: Christmas brides bush

Description: A beautiful compact indigenous shrub with glossy green foliage. Sprays of scented white flowers in summer. Attracts birds, bees, insects
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Leonotis - Golden velvet

Common name: Miniature wild dagga

Description: A bushy COMPACT showy shrub with rough toothed narrow leaves. Velvety peachy flowers. Birds, bees and butterflies
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Leonotis leonorus

Common name: Wild dagga

Description: Showy branched indigenous shrub, rough toothed narrow leaves, velvety orange flowers from aut - spr.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Leonotis leonorus alba

Common name: White wild dagga

Description: A showy upright shrub with rough toothed narrow leaves and velvety white flowers that attract birds, butterflies and bees. A good cut flower. 10l bags
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Mackaya bella

Common name: Forest bell bush

Description: Lovely indigenous shrub, simply glossy dark green leaves, tubular white flowers. Huge plants 5l bags.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Metarungia longistrobus

Common name: Sunbird bush

Description: An attractive dense shrub with spikes of yellow orange flowers that attract birds, butterflies and bees. A good container plant. Self seeds.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Metarungia pubinervia

Common name: Red sunbird bush

Description: Rare well shaped shrub quilted dark green leaves. Tubular red flowers are produced on the upperside of branches. Attracts sunbirds and insects. Only discovered in the Kranzkloof Nature Reserve in Kloof in 2000!
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Ochna pulchra

Common name: Lekkerbreek

Description: Rare and hard-to-find. Rounded tree with distinctive peeling bark and gorgeous spring foliage. Racemes of yellow flowers in spring. Attracts birds and bees. 10l bags. Photograph courtesy of Reuben Heydenrich. Not suitable for on-line orders
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R400.00  |   Buy now

Pavonia praemorsa

Common name: Yellow mallow

Description: A fast growing upright shrub with tough stems and roughly textured leaves. Apricot buds and pale yellow flowers attract burds, bees and butterflies.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Polygala virgata alba

Common name: White broom

Description: A self seeding shrub with spikes of WHITE flowers all season. Prune back to shape and group for effect. A good cut flower.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Psychotria capensis

Common name: Black birdberry

Description: Gorgeous indigenous shrub or small tree. Large glossy green leaves. Flat clusters of golden yellow flowers. Beautiful fruit. Birds/bees love it.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Psychotria capensis variegated

Common name: Variegated black birdberry

Description: VERY RARE shrub with large glossy variegated leaves and clusters of yellow flowers and black berries. Attracts birds. In a 30cm pot.
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Pycnostachys reticulata

Common name: Blue soldier salvia

Description: An slender upright indigenous shrub with slightly furry short stalked narrow leaves. Dense spikes of two tone pale blue flowers in autumn. Attracts butterflies and bees.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Rotheca myricoides

Common name: Blue cats whiskers

Description: An upright Limpopo shrub with smelly bright green leaves. Soft two toned blue flowers in summer. Attracts butterflies. NOT to be confused with Rotheca myracoides Ugandense.
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Rotheca myricoides cv Ugandense

Common name: Blue butterfly bush

Description: A fast growing indigenous shrub. It attracts carpenter bees and birds. Butterfly type purple flowers all season. A good screening plant.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Rothmannia capensis

Common name: Wild gardenia

Description: A small dense well shaped indigenous tree with glossy foliage and rounded fruits. Large fragrant bell shaped cream flowers. Attracts butterflies. Non agressive roots.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Ruttya fruticosa

Common name: Jammy mouth

Description: Rounded indigenous shrub with glossy dark green foliage and two-lipped black centred red flowers. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Waterwise
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Ruttya fruticosa - yellow

Common name: Yellow Rabbits ears

Description: Beautiful scrambling indigenous shrub with glossy dark green foliage and two-lipped black centred yellow flowers. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds. A magnificent specimen in our garden. Waterwise
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Schotia brachypetala

Common name: Huilboerboon

Description: Attractive indigenous tree with large densely branched canopy. Clusters of gorgeous red flowers. Attracts birds and bees to the garden. Host plant for the following butterflies: Koppie Charaxes, Brown Playboy, Common Hairtail, Foxy Charaxea.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Senecio oxyodontus

Common name: Feathery senecio

Description: A scandent indigenous shrub with lovely feathery foliage and panicles of yellow flowers.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Syncolostemon hybrid

Common name: Pink Plume hybrid

Description: A hybrid of two syncolostemons. Sparse branching and toothed leaves. Loose panicles of cerise flowers. Thrilled to have stock of this beauty that I have enjoyed in my garden for many years.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Thunbergia natalensis

Common name: Natal blue bell

Description: A lovely shrub that sprouts from a woody base. Gorgeous pale blue tubular flowers. Grown from seed or root division.
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R75.00  |   Buy now