Indigenous gardens need to have functional plants that are suitable for lending shape and structure to the landscape, just like any other.  Hedges, barriers and screens are an integral part of gardens today.  Consider these suggestions:

1.  Frelinia tropica – small green leaves with tiny tubular white flowers

2.  Plumbago auriculata ‘White Escapade’ – lush foliage and white flower

3.  Carissa marocarpa – tough leathery leaves, white star-shaped flowers and red fruit

4.  Tecoma Capensis ‘Lutea’ – yellow flowers a-top green foliage

5.  Portulaca afra – fleshy succulent with small, round foliage