suitable for use on Green Roofs in the Durban Area
Crassula obovata var
is one of a number of plant
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 we are growing were found growing in full sun in very shallow
sandstone soils of north facing cliffs inland of Durban overlooking
River Valley at Inanda. I have since
also found this plant growing in a number of other localities in and
around the Umgeni valley, as well as other localities near to Durban
all growing on sandstone outcrops.
A small spreading
leaf succulent with a tuberous root system. They reproduce vegetatively
as well as by
seed. In cultivation they have been observed to multify rapidly .
plants are being grown for their neat growth habit and attractive
plants can survive periods of drought.
and pest resistance
rotting if they
do not have good drainage. The are also very susceptible to fungal
the leaves during long periods of hot overcast conditions with
as Green Roof plants
plants are valuable in plantings in shallow soils that are going to get
the very minimum
or no water in winter as well in combinations with other plants that do
not have a
very vigorous nature. They have a prolonged dormant period that
co-incides with the dry winter period making them very ideal plants
where the soils are very shallow and they do not get competition from
larger more vigorous plants.
value in the Green
precautions in the Green Roof
large numbers of insects in particular bees.
must be taken to ensure good drainage.
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Landscape Design Consultant
Bio-Diverse Indigenous Landscaping I design
landscapes and gardens that are Bio-Diverse as well as being pleasing
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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
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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
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