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Vachellia robusta subsp. robusta

Common names: Broadpod robust thorn, Ankle thorn (E); Umngamanzi (Z); Enkeldoring (A); Mooka (NS); Mvumbangwenya (Ts); Mokhu (Tsw);

Native to: Southern Africa
A lovely highveld species suited to medium-sized gardens

Vachellia robusta subsp. robusta

DECIDUOUS

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

MEDIUM GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

Vachellia robusta subsp. robusta

DESCRIPTION

This species is one of the few Vachellia’s suited to a cold highveld garden. Formerly Acacia robusta subsp. robusta, the species has a slightly flattened crown when mature, and most cases grow to between 5-8m in height, making it suitable for small-medium sized gardens. The flowers are creamy-white and like most flowering bushveld species attract a host of insects, and in turn insectivorous birds. The tree bares straight, white thorns.

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts numerous insects and in turn insectivorous birds when in flower
LANDSCAPING USES
Ideal for a bushveld-themed garden
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Woodland
FLOWERS
FOLIAGE
BARK
SPINES

2 Responses

  1. Thanks, Thabang.
    Sure, I can send you some high resolution photographs. I hope to read your article soon.
    All the best.
    Glenice

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