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Acacia erioloba


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 40-60 ft (12-18 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Bipinnate leaves; globular flowers borne on slender stalks late winter?early spring

Uses: Shade tree

Zones: 9-11

Description: Widespread in southern Africa, particularly in the western regions, this shapely tree, 40?60 ft (12?18m) high, has a wide-spreading crown, inflated straight thorns and bipinnate leaves. Sweetly scented bright yellow ball flowers are borne singly on slende

Growth Habit: Wide spreading crown

Comments: Protected species in South Africa; very sharp thorns

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