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Acacia karroo


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 25 ft (8 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Dark green bipinnate leaves; grayish bark; golden yellow flowers summer?autumn

Uses: Shade tree

Zones: 9-11

Description: This is one of the most common and widespread trees in southern Africa. In growth form this tree varies considerably, but in cultivation it will grow to around 25 ft (8 m) high with a spreading rounded crown of deciduous, dark green, bipinnate leaves. The

Growth Habit: Broad domed tree

Comments: Widespread in Africa; large sharp thorns

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