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 .

Argyrolobium tomentosum

Common name: Velvety yellow bush pea

Description: A lax shrub with trifoliate leaves and golden stems. Bright yellow flowers which fade to orange. From the Natal midlands so a very hardy shrub!
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Asparagus macowanii

Common name: Ming fern

Description: A threatened and rare indigenous shrub. Tall canes of fluffy tufts of wiry green leaves. Sprays of fragrant white flowers in summer. Bees love it. 10l bags
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Barleria greenii

Common name: Wild bush petunia

Description: Rare rounded shrub with thick smooth shiny dark green leaves and scented open pink flowers. Likes clay soil.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Barleria pretoriensis

Common name: Pretoria barleria

Description: Fast growing woody based indigenous shrublet with lanceolate leaves. Terminal spikes of white flowers in summer. Waterwise.
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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. Attracts butterflies. 20l bags
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R250.00  |   Buy now

Bauhinia tomentosa

Common name: Yellow bell bauhinia

Description: A fast growing woodland indigenous shrub. Dark centred yellow bell shaped flowers attract bees birds & butterflies
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Bowkeria verticillata

Common name: Natal Shell flower bush

Description: A beautiful multi-stemmed indigenous shrub with lovely quilted leaves and scented shell like white flowers in summer.
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R150.00  |   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

Buddleja dysophylla

Common name: White climbing sage

Description: A scandent indigenous shrub/climber with scented sprays of white flowers that attract butterflies. Lovely grey green leaves.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Buddleja glomerata

Common name: Karoo sage

Description: A neat upright indigenous shrub with attractive tough scalloped grey-blue leaves. Pyramids of yellow flowers in summer.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Burchellia bubalina

Common name: Wild pomegranate

Description: An attractive ornamental shrub with glossy dark green leaves and terminal clusters of bright orange flowers. Attracts birds.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Calodendrum capense

Common name: Cape chestnut

Description: Beautiful single trunk indigenous tree with glossy leaves, furry brown underside. Large sprays of scented pink flowers in summer. Butterflies. GORGEOUS
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R150.00  |   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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R90.00  |   Buy now

Croton pseudopulchellus

Common name: Small lavender fever-berry

Description: My favourite indigenous shrub. Beautiful silver-backed foliage, small white flowers, golden seed pods. Attracts butterflies. RARE 30cm pot
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R450.00  |   Buy now

Dissotis canescens

Common name: Royal dissotis

Description: Upright indigenous shrub. Large dark green leaves on angular stems. Spikes of pinkish flowers all season. Attracts butterflies.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Dombeya burgessiae

Common name: Pink wild pear

Description: Strong growing shrub or small tree with downy heart shaped leaves. Fragrant clusters of pink veined flowers. Now in bud.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Duvernoia adhatotodoides

Common name: Pistol bush

Description: Upright shrub with large dark green leaves. Long lasting fragrant white flowers with purple throat markings. Water well else the leaves go yellow.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora

Common name: Purple bells

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

Erythrina acanthocarpa

Common name: Tamboekiedoring

Description: Rare gorgeous indigenous shrub with underground root stock and compound leaves. Brilliant red and yellow flowers in late spring.
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R300.00  |   Buy now

Erythrina humeana

Common name: Dwarf coral tree

Description: A fast growing upright shrub with dark olive green leaves. Spikes of gorgeous scarlet flowers throughout summer. Attracts birds and butterflies. 20l bags.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Freylinah visserii

Common name: Honey bell bush

Description: A upright indigenous shrub with bell shaped purple flowers. Classified as threatened in the Red data Book.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Halleria elliptica

Common name: Tree fuchsia

Description: RARE fast growing upright indigenous shrub. Attracts birds and butterflies. Bell like orange flowers.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Hibiscus calyphyllus

Common name: Large yellow hibiscus

Description: Low growing cascading indigenous shrub. Large lobed toothed leaves. Large deep yellow flowers with red centre. Gorgeous
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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R75.00  |   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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R75.00  |   Buy now

Metarungia pubinervia

Common name: Red sunbird bush

Description: Rare well shaped shrub with tubular red flowers that are produced on the upperside of branches.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Ochna serrulata

Common name: Mickey mouse bush

Description: Slow growing indigenous shrub with yellow flowers then Mickey Mouse fruits. Attracts birds and butterflies. Gorgeous and children love it.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Pavetta lanceolata

Common name: Weeping brides bush

Description: A beautiful indigenous shrub with grey bark and elliptical dark green leaves. Sprays of scented white flowers in summer. Attracts birds, bees insects
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R150.00  |   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

Penta lanceolata

Common name: Egyptian star flower

Description: A multistemmed indigenous shrub with dark green lance shaped furry leaves. Clusters of star shaped flowers all season. We have pink, white and red plants in stock. Attracts butterflies to the garden.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Polygala - Riviersonderend

Common name: Riviersonderend Bloukappie

Description: A delicate looking indigenous shrub with fine linear leaves and gorgeous pea like purple/ pink flowers.
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R120.00  |   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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R90.00  |   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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R400.00  |   Buy now

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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R75.00  |   Buy now

Pycnostachys urticifolia

Common name: Hedgehog sage

Description: A fast growing indigenous shrub. Use as an accent or hedge plant. Dense spikes of true blue flowers.
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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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R90.00  |   Buy now

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 globosa

Common name: September bells

Description: An upright indigenous shrub with glossy foliage, fragrant cream bell shaped flowers and round fruits. Attracts butterflies and bees.
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R150.00  |   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.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Sclerochiton kirkii

Common name:

Description: An upright indigenous shrub with small attractive glossy leaves. Large sky blue flowers from summer - autumn
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Sclerochiton odoratissimus

Common name: White lips

Description: Rare upright indigenous shrub with slightly hairy leaves. Scented white flowers in summer.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Sclerochiton triacanthus

Common name: Barberton blue lips

Description: A threatened indigenous shrub with cascading rigid leaves. Lipped scented blue flowers in spring. Floriferous. Beautiful specimens in 10l bags.This threatened cascading shrub has rigid leaves and blue lipped scented flowers. Floriferous.
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Senecio oxyodontus

Common name: Feathery senecio

Description: A scandent indigenous shrub with lovely feathery foliage and panicles of yellow flowers.
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Sophora velutina ssp Zimbabweensis

Common name: Velvety velutina

Description: A lovely cascading shrub with silky leaves and racemes of cream flowers in summer. It has been suggested that it might be a descendant of a plant introduced from China centuries ago through trading contacts during the peak of the Zimbabwe culture.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Syncolostemon densiflorus

Common name: Pink plume

Description: A very RARE grassland shrub with sparse branching and toothed leaves. Upright panicles of cerise flowers. Always difficult to find.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Tephrosia grandiflora

Common name: Large pink tephrosia

Description: Bushy indigenous shrub with Soft feathery compound leaves. Pea like magenta flowers all year. This must be a new strain, our former stock have always been sparse and upright, this is a real winner.
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R90.00  |   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

Tinnea barbata

Common name: Bush violet / blue tinnea

Description: A compact shrub with restricted distribution. Dark green leaves and bluish mauve flowers all season.Excellent garden plant.
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R150.00  |   Buy now