suitable for use on Bio-Diverse Green Roofs in the Durban Area
is one of a number
species which are presently being tested for their
suitability to be grown as Green Roof
plants in the Durban region that have initially shown good results.
occur naturally within a radius of 50 km of the Durban
plants occur naturally in full sun in deep sandy
soils along the coast in the Durban
area. They are commonly found growing in the fore dune vegetation along
beaches where they are extremely wind and salt tolerant.
climbing plant with a tuberous root stock. They reproduce naturally by
plants are highly decorative having dark glossy green leaves and a neat
habit, they produce spectacular red and yellow flowers in mid summer
plants are only vegetative for a short period during the wet summer
there is sufficient rainfall for them to survive. Once they have
produced seed in the autumn they die down and remain dormant until
and pest resistance
and pests are unknown to me.
as Green Roof plants
plants have value in the Green Roof landscape in that they provide
as well as a splash of brilliant colour during mid summer. They plants
done well under our research conditions.
value in the Green
precautions in the
None that I
am aware of.
this remains unresearched by our team.
Ecoman Durban Indigenous
Landscape Design Consultant
Bio-Diverse Indigenous Landscaping I design
landscapes and gardens that are Bio-Diverse as well as being pleasing
to the eye
Landscapes and Gardens that are Nature Friendly
I use my many years of
landscape planning and design as well as
landscape construction experience coupled to my vast knowledge of the
requirements of nature to create habitat suitable for birds,
butterflies and other creatures to live and breed in.
always apply the basic principles of good landscape design to create an
aesthetically pleasing garden that at the same time satisfies the
living requirements of the target creatures that I would like to
attract. My speciality is to attract birds, butterflies and solitary
bees. I design and build Bio-Diverse Roof Gardens
let Ecoman design and create a garden for you that will
be a haven for wildlife such as birds, butterflies, frogs and lizards
in the number of species comparable to Kruger National
For all of your Green Roof requirements contact Michael Hickman
Specialist in Green Roof Technology at +27 82 061 2593 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org