1. This evergreen or semi-deciduous forest tree is native to Malawi (formerly Nyasaland), Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo and now is grown in various other African countries. It is a fast growing tree and can grow to be a large tree, 45-60 m (75-100 ft) with a...
  2. The Neem tree is native to arid regions of Burma and India. It has been introduced to other arid tropical regions in Africa, Asia, and the New World. Trees will reach up to 30 m tall with limbs reach-ing half as wide.
  3. This fast growing tree, originally from Australia, is used for firewood, wind-breaks, erosion control and reforestation. Red Gum Eucalyptus is a massive tree that grows to 24 m-40 m (80 ft-120 ft) and a diameter of 2 m (78 in). The wood is durable, easy to saw and resistant to termites. The tree...
  4. Grevillea robusta is native to the forest areas of southern and eastern Australia. It has been grown extensively in India, Eastern Africa, and now in Niger and other Sahel countries of West Africa. In its natural range, the species is semi-deciduous, shedding most of its leaves in the dry season,...
  5. This drought-tolerant shrub or small tree (up to 6 m/20 ft) originating in Meso America is now cultivated pantropically. It grows under 300-1000 mm annual rainfall and tolerates low soil fertility. The semi-succulent, palmate leaves are deciduous in dry season.
  6. A medium height, deciduous shrub or small tree generally 5-6 m (16.5-20 ft) tall, but reported as tall as 12-23 m (40-75 ft). T. sericea originates from the open woodland of the bushveld in the savannas of the Kalahari in southern Africa. T. sericea prefers well-drained, sandy soils of tropical...
  7. Indigenous to Kenya, this shrub/small tree now grows all over sub-humid Africa in open woodlands, most often near the coast or large lakes.
  8. Central and northern South America are areas where Cassia is called a native though it has been introduced to Africa primarily as an ornamental, shade tree. This is a short tree, with a growth range of 7-10 m (23-32 ft) and a trunk diameter of 30 cm (12 in). Greater than its ornamental value is...
  9. Gumbo Limbo is a very hardy, fast growing tree native to the West Indies and Central America. At maturity it reaches 30 m (100 ft). It is tolerant to long periods of drought and is easily propagated.
  10. This Ziziphus species is indigenous to Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa. It is found growing wild in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and other east African countries. It is a thorny shrub or small tree, 7-12 m (25-40 ft) with rough, grey-brown bark that is used for making a dye and has leaves that...