Senegalia caffra

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Previously known as Acacia caffra, this deciduous tree is commonly seen in the highveld bushveld.  It has a roundish to spreading crown.  In harsh habitats it may remain a bushy shrub. The bark is dark brown and rough on older branches but smooth and reddish brown on younger ones. It bears paired recurved brown thorns just below each node. The leaves are twice compound, drooping and bluish-green. The creamy-white flowers are carried on spikes and turn yellow with age. The fruit is a straight, flat, brown and narrow splitting pod up to 190mm long.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The flowers attract bees and other pollinating insects.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Bushveld and grassland.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, grassland, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
An excellent garden subject for a large garden. One of the best indigenous trees to grow as a bonsai.
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