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Acacia xanthophloea


Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Acacia
                        Specie: Acacia xanthophloea

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Moist soil

Features: Smooth, powdery, yellow-green bark; green bipinnate leaves; fragrant yellow flowers in spring

Uses: Parks Dry gardens

Zones: 9-11

Description: Native to southeastern Africa, this deciduous tree up to 50 ft (15 m) high has a long single trunk and a somewhat sparse wide-spreading crown. On mature specimens the yellow-green bark is smooth and powdery. The bipinnate leaves are small and occur in sma

Growth Habit: Single trunk with open, wide spreading canopy

Comments: Kipling's 'fever tree' from 'The Elephant's Child'

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