Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Spectacular Monthly Tree - July 2009

The Euclea natalensis or Natal guarri as it is commonly known is a small to medium sized shrub or tree with a dense, spreading crown. The elliptic dark green, glossy leaves are covered with pale rusty hairs on the underside. The bark is white becoming dark and fissured with age. Dense, branched, axillary heads of greenish white, sweet scented flowers are borne from May to January. The edible berry-like fruits change from red to black when mature, attracting various species of birds. As a garden plant the Euclea natalensis can be used as a specimen or as part of a woodland group. The plant is semi hardy and withstands moderate drought and frost. The Natal guarri has a host of medicinal uses, while the boiled roots are used for dyeing palm mats black and the twigs are used by rural peoples to make toothbrushes.

At TreeCo we have a large stock-holding of the Euclea natalensis available and urge you to place your orders with us early to avoid disappointment!

Botanical Name: Euclea natalensis
Common Name: Natal guarri
Size Available: 50kg
Quantity in Stock: 200
Average Tree Height: 2.3m
Average Trunk Thickness: 3cm

Should you require any further information, such as pricing details or should you wish to place an order, please contact Rudi on 082 829 5543 or Leske on 072 385 0270. Alternatively you are welcome to email us with your enquiry at

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