Senegalia burkei

FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 6m x 5m
MAXIMUM SIZE (H) x (W): 12m x 9m
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 single-stemmed tree which branches fairly high up. The main stem in young trees is yellowish with papery flakes and matures to be fairly smooth or course with longitudinal fissures. The recurved prickles are dark grey. The pods are found in drooping clusters and are reddish-brown, straight with a pointed tip and split on the tree.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, forest, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
A wonderful feature tree for the larger garden. It forms a dense shade, making it a useful addition to a car park.
FOLIAGE:
BARK:
FRUIT:
SEED:
SPINES:
WILDLIFE GALLERY:
BUTTERFLY LARVAL HOST:
Deudorix penningtoni, Pennington's Playboy
Deudorix vansoni, Van Son's Playboy

FULL GALLERY:
WITH THANKS TO:
Steve Woodhall for his input on butterfly larval hosts, Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa

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