Thanks for the response! We get about 600 mm (24 inches) of rain per annum distributed mainly from December through April. Irigation is not a problem as we have a strong borehole.
I'd say we have a high soil quality. The local soil is a fertile free draining red soil, i.e. not clay nor sand. The only problem with our soil is the resident colony of molerats, which I'm afraid will have to move out...
I'm mainly interested in trees with beautiful flowers, interesting shapes or other unuaual features and NOT in fruit trees such as Citrus, Pears, Apples, Plums etc. Unusual tropical fruit trees are also good though.
To give you an idea of what can grow in the area, there is a large Ficus benjamina, Delonix regia, Spathodea campanulata, an Avocado tree and some Lychee trees on the property at the moment.
To get things started a few of my favourite trees are:
So, what's your 10 favourite trees???