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Senegalia burkei

Common names: Black Monkey Thorn (E); Umkhaya wehlalahlathi (Z); Swartapiesdoring (A);

Tree

Senegalia burkei

DECIDUOUS

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

FRAGRANT

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

6m x 5m

MAXIMUM SIZE:

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

Senegalia burkei

DESCRIPTION

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.

WILDLIFE
LANDSCAPING USES
A wonderful feature tree for the larger garden. It forms a dense shade, making it a useful addition to a car park.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Forest, Woodland
FOLIAGE
BARK
FRUIT
SEED
SPINES
BUTTERFLY/MOTH HOST PLANT
Deudorix penningtoni, Pennington’s Playboy
Deudorix vansoni, Van Son’s Playboy

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