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Senegalia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha

Common names: White-stem thorn, Acacia polyacantha (E); Witdoring (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Tree

Senegalia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha

DECIDUOUS

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

20m 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 polyacantha subsp. campylacantha

DESCRIPTION

Formerly known as Acacia polyacantha, this is a large, deciduous tree with a pale and flaky bark. It has slender hooked prickles which are pale to dark brown and are found in pairs just below each node. Leaves have 13-40 pairs of pinnae, each bearing 26-66 pairs of leaflets. The flowers are borne on a white spike, 12cm long. The fruit is a brown, hairless, straight, flat pod 7-18cm long.

LANDSCAPING USES
An attractive addition for a large garden.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Rockery, Woodland
FOLIAGE
BARK
SPINES

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