A picture of a Camel Thorn

Camel Thorn

Vachellia erioloba

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H5-H2

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

8m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Camel Thorn

Bark
Flowers
Seedpods
A tough species
Sociable Weaver nests near Kenhardt

Camel Thorn Overview

The beautiful, slow-growing camel thorn grows well in poor soils and in harsh environmental conditions. It is an ideal shrub/tree for a small or large garden. This is a protected tree in South Africa.

How to propagate Camel Thorn

Seed

You can sow the seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Root the semi-ripe cuttings in the early summer.

Special features of Camel Thorn

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Other uses of Camel Thorn

Tiny flowers composed of massed stamens, and for their foliage.

Other uses