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A picture of a Poke-Me-Boy

Poke-Me-Boy

Vachellia anegadensis

Also known as

Pokemeboy

Photo by Steven Bachman (CC BY 4.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

8m

8m

Min

4m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Poke-Me-Boy Overview

Vachellia anegadensis is a spiny shrub or tree species from the Fabaceae family. It is endemic to the Leeward Islands. This species is classified as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

How to propagate Poke-Me-Boy

Seed

Sow seeds 2-5 mm deep in sandy soil mix. Germination takes 3-12 weeks.

Special features of Poke-Me-Boy

Drought resistant

This tree has a long taproot which enables it to use water and nutrients from deep underground, this and its ability to fix nitrogen, lead to grasses and other plants thriving in its shade.

Hedge plant

Can be grown into large hedges.

Attracts useful insects

Attracts birds