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Vachellia hebeclada subsp. hebeclada

Common names: Candle-pod Thorn (E); Trassiebos (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Tree

Vachellia hebeclada subsp. hebeclada

SEMI-DECIDUOUS

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

MEDIUM GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

3m x 8m
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

Vachellia hebeclada subsp. hebeclada

DESCRIPTION
Previously known as Acacia hebeclada, this is a shrub or small tree which branches from near ground level. It is often found in hot, dry areas, growing in thickets. The bark is dark grey, with longitudinal fissures. The leaflets are very small and feathery. The flowers are creamy-white balls. The fruit is a hard, woody pod which is covered in yellowish-grey woolly hairs. The pods stand upright, the main distinguishing character for this plant.
LANDSCAPING USES
A wonderful focal plant.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld
FLOWERS
FOLIAGE
FRUIT
SPINES

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