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Vachellia tortilis subsp. heteracantha

Common names: Umbrella Thorn (E); Haak-en-steek (Z); Haak-en-steek (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Tree

Vachellia tortilis subsp. heteracantha

SEMI-DECIDUOUS

FULL SUN

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

MEDIUM GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

10m x 12m
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 tortilis subsp. heteracantha

DESCRIPTION

Formerly known as Acacia tortilis, this is an attractive flat-crowned tree with fine blue-green foliage. The bark is grey to dark brown and fissured. It bears two types of thorn – one is long, straight and white; the other is small, hooked and brown. It bears masses of white to pale yellow fragrant ball-shaped flowers. The pods are narrow and twisted.

LANDSCAPING USES
A valuable tree to plant on a game farm.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Woodland
FLOWERS

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