Faidherbia albida

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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 30m x 10m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A large deciduous tree with spreading branches and a roundish crown. The bark is rough and dark brown. Young branches are ashen and have a zigzag shape. The grey-green leaves are twice compound. The tree is leafless for most of the year. Straight spines are present. Pale cream flowers are borne on an elongated spike. The fruit is a red-brown curved to twisted pod.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
Only suited for a large area like a game park or farm where 10-12 can be scattered to provide fodder.
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