AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 20m x 10m
MAXIMUM SIZE (H) x (W): 25m x 12m
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
Formerly known as Acacia galpinii, this large, semi-deciduous tree has a spreading roundish crown. The bark is corky, rough and yellowish-brown. It has dark brown recurved thorns. The leaves are fine with a large gland just below the first leaflets. The flowers are long spikes which are reddish just before opening and cream when open. The pod is straight, purplish brown and brittle when mature.ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
This tree attracts a host of insects and birds with its flowers, fruit and even provides shelter to several species.
Bushveld, forest, woodland
A magnificent tree for a large garden. It makes a stunning tree for lining a road. It is useful to attract birds to the garden. Bees and wasps frequent the flowers.
Monkey-thorn is easy to propagate from seed soaked in warm water overnight. Protect young saplings from frost.