The new buzzword on everyone’s lips this year is “water-wise”. With the Western Cape in the midst of one of the worst droughts ever recorded in South African history, provinces throughout South Africa are finally waking up to the fact that water is a valuable commodity, and no province is immune to the possibility of drought. Whether you reside in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal or Gauteng, if you are looking to create a sustainable, water-wise garden, then start with evergreen trees.

As opposed to dropping their leaves throughout the autumn months, evergreens are trees that have foliage all year round. A tree that keeps growing leaves as other leaves fall off, evergreens also keep their colour, rather than change according to the seasons. An incredibly popular type of tree, evergreens bring homeowners numerous benefits.

They Are Water Sustainable

As one of the most valuable types of trees, especially in today’s volatile climate, evergreens are water sustainable. Not only can they endure drought-ridden areas in summer, but they can also endure freezing cold temperatures in winter. In fact, their leaves have a waxy coating that prevents them from losing water in the heat of the summer months, making them perfect for areas that lack water.

Evergreens Add Character to Your Landscape

Offering homeowners the perfect hedge to ensure privacy, they also make excellent screens and windbreaks, which can be helpful in strong wind climate zones. Providing shelter for birds, especially during the nesting season, evergreens can also be extremely beneficial in providing shade to homeowners, which is of tremendous value to areas that turn into a furnace over the summer months. Another valuable benefit that should not be overlooked is that they keep their colour throughout the year, enhancing your landscape for years to come.

From tiny dwarf bushes to massive trees, evergreens come in many different shapes, sizes, colours and leaf types, which can make finding the right one for your needs quite tough. In order to know which one to purchase is to know its purpose. Do you want this tree for shade, shelter, privacy, or character? Once you know why you need it, a nursery, such as Windy Willows, can help you find the right evergreen tree for your needs.

We Stock Over 35 Varieties of Evergreen Trees

Situated in the heart of Johannesburg, we are an established nursery that offers over 35 different types of evergreen trees for sale. With prices that vary according to, firstly, the tree type and, secondly, the size of the tree, all our evergreen trees for sale can be found in sizes that range from 1 m tall for a 4-litre tree to 3 m tall for a 100-litre tree.

As one of the leading nurseries in Gauteng, we believe in a sustainable future, which is why evergreen trees are so valuable. To find out more, give us a call or visit us so we can give you a tour of our evergreens and assist you with finding the right one for your needs.