Vachellia xanthophloea

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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 20m x 10m
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Previously known as Acacia xanthophloea, this is a semi-deciduous to deciduous tree with an open rounded to spreading crown. The powdery bark is greenish-yellow. It produces masses of bright yellow round inflorescence. The fruit is a yellowish brown, non-splitting pod.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Larvae of the Cream Striped Owl moth feed on the fever tree but the population will not cause fatal damage to the tree. The flowers attract insects and insectivorous birds such as barbets and warblers. The branches are a favourite nesting site for weavers.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
The fever tree is naturally found near rivers so it is best grown in areas with similar water conditions.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, formal, rockery, water, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
A fast-growing tree for a medium-large garden. It will attract birds and insects.
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