Shrubs for light shade
Pavetta lanceolata and Ocimum labiatum (Orthosiphon labiatus)
Hot orange shrubs for dappled shade
Strelitzia reginae and Aloe arborescens both thrive in partial to dappled shade.
Sun shrub combo
Buddleja glomerata and purple flowers of the tall, slender Polygala virgata.
Shrubs for bright sun
Hypericum revolutum and Tephrosia species are a most attractive hot sun, water-wise pairing.
Pink flowers of Plectranthus ecklonii and the large trumpet flowers of Crinum mooreii show up well against the dark green leaves of Mackaya bella.
Shrubs for a sunny screen
Duvernoia aconitiflora, Plumbago auriculata and Tecomaria capensis with peach flowers.
Shrubs for a sunny edge
Leonotis leonurus, Helichrysum populifolium and Aloe ferox combine to provide an intriguing shrubby screen.
Shrubs for a hot sun slope
Glistening white flowers of the scented Wild Rosemary, Eriocephalus africanus, grey felt leaves of Helichrysum petiolare, and large round green discs of Cotyledon.
Dense silver mound of Helichrysum enhance the dark leaves and brick-red flowers of Bauhinia galpinii.
Buddleja, Plectranthus ecklonii, and Syncolostemon densiflorus.
Pink columns of Syncolostemon densiflorus, purple Plectranthus ecklonii, dove-grey Salvia species, and dark green lance-shaped leaves of Leonotis; imagine this combination when the orange Leonotis flowers open.
A Neat Shrubbery to edge a path
Rounded forms of Plectranthus eckonii at back, and the bright green and yellow Gnidia triplinervis. Soft grey Salvia leaves calm this strong colour mix.
Slender shrubs for hot sun
Syncolostemon densiflorus, Bauhinia tomentosa and Euryops pectinatus. Providing a light screen.
Shrubs for semi- to light shade
Plectranthus ecklonii with Euryops pectinatis on the sunny edge
Shrubs for a sun-shade edge
Pink/ purple plumes of Ocimum labiatum (Orthosiphon labiatus) look beautiful against the large grey leaves of Helichrysum populifolium.
Sun/ shade shrub mix
Dombeya with Plectranthus at its feet.
Shrub combo for shade to light shade
Combine Plectranthus species and the Pistol Bush, Duvernoia adhatodoides for a gorgeous grouping of texture and form for a shady area.
Shrubbery and Privacy screen
The brick-red flowers of Bauhinia galpinii, a large, spreading shrub, look spectacular planted alongside the grey-green leaves of Aloe arborescens. Plant where there is space.
Neat Shrubs for Dappled Shade
Water-wise Metarungia longistrobus and Polygala myrtifolia.
Shrub combo for semi-shade
Polygala myrtifolia, Metarungia longistrobus and Small Honeysuckle Tree, Turraea obtusifolia. Tulbaghia violacea in the foreground.
Screening between small Estate prope
Mix trees and shrubs for a year-round, canopy to ground-level screen. Ocimum labiatum, and thorn trees
Screen your neighbours in small estates; Ocimum labiatus, Freylinia and thorn trees.
Using a variety of shrub sizes
Add interest with a variety of shrub sizes. The light canopies of Olea europea (back right) and Rhamnus prinoides (back left) provide a soft backdrop for the grey Buddleja loricata and the spidery form and golden flowers of Aloe arborescens. Aloe arborescens, Buddleja loricata in the foreground, with Rhamnus prinoides behind.
Shrub combo for hot, dry areas
Yellow and orange Aloe arborescens at back, with Cotyledon orbiculata front right, and Euryops pectinatus in front.
A textured Shrubbery
A dark shrub backdrop enhance the silver mound of Helichrysum, orange flowers and the large, tropical leaves of Strelitzia reginae. Mixed heights and depth of planting provide a dense screen to provide privacy and to soften traffic noise. Here, Strelitzia and Barleria albostellata add leaf colour and texture to the screen.
Aloes and Leonotis shrubs
Mix plant growth types. . The aloes and evergreen shrubs provide year-round screening when the seasonal Wild Dagga plants are pruned back after flowering.
Shrubby screens - seasonal interest
Choose species with different flowering seasons to ensure there is always something in flower. Plectranthus ecklonii, Hypoestes aristata, Plumbago auriculata, and Euphorbia tirucalli.
Spectacular Winter Aloes
Deep orange-red Aloe arborescens squeezed between dark green foliage and the pinky-russet Euphorbia tirucalli.
A light shade shrubbery
Create a soft, attractive shrubbery with Metarungia longistrobus, Tinnea barbata and Plectranthus species.
Bright sun shrubbery
Dyschoriste thunbergiiflora provide a gorgeous mauve backdrop to the orange flowers of Aloe arborescens and Leonotis leonurus
Seasonal screens; Sun/ shade
A spectacular autumn grouping of Leonotis leonurus, Aloe arborescens, and purple flowering Dyschoriste thunbergiflora (native to tropical Africa, occurring in Kenya and eastern Uganda).
Barleria and Hypoestes
A delicious intermingling of autumn-flowering shrubs.
Grey Helichrysum, bright green Coddia rudis right front, with a backdrop of dark-leaved shrubs.
Cool, layered Shrubbery
Mix leaf colour for foliage screens. Silver Helichrysum lifts an otherwise dark arrangement of foliage; Tinnea barbata to the right, and a well-managed Cape Honeysuckle to the left.
Winter Flowering Shrubs
Aloe arborescens and Dyschoriste thunbergiflora.
Pycnostachys urticifolia and Syncolostemon species.
Aloes and Leonotis leonurus (Wild Da
Plant these to provide generous quantites of pollen and nectar through autumn and winter.
Shrubs - Spiky foliage
Cycad species with Coddia rudis in the foreground.