Most folk choose a Podocarpus ( Yellowwood) as an indigenous Christmas tree but here are some other indigenous trees that are a good substitute for a traditional Christmas tree.

Agapanthus praecox

Common Agapanthus

Clump forming, medicinal uses.




Arctotheca calendula

Cape Dandylion

Yellow daisies all year, hardy groundcover, prevents soil erosion, lawn substitute.




Asystasia gangetica

Creeping Foxglove

Spreads rapidly, mass plant, leaves used for spinach.




Geranium incanum

Lace Leaf Geranium

Medicinal value.




Lobelia alata

Mat-forming survives in water, wetlands and dry conditions.