The elbow or Wonderboom style originated with an extraordinarily large and famous wild fig growing on the northern foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains.
A range that extends into the suburbs of the city of Pretoria.
It is commonly known as the Wonderboom, meaning tree of wonder, or rather, unique tree.
Over the centuries, the long spreading branches started to grow downwards and came to rest on the ground like an old man resting his elbows.
The huge branches then took root and sent up new trees. Several of these branches in turn gave rise to the third circle of trees.
Today the Wonderboom has a height of approximately twenty-five meters and a spread of about fifty-five meters.
One thousand one hundred people can sit in the shade of this unique tree.