Umbrella Thorn

Vachellia tortilis

Mosu

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Vachellia  tortilis subsp. tortilis tree
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A drought-resistant tree with the classic, umbrella-shaped canopy associated with thorn trees. Many bird species take advantage of the protection it offers and build their nests in the canopy. ZA Distribution: Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Cream

Credits

profile iconVachellia tortilis
by Tshilidzi Netshisaulu, Free State National Botanical Garden, July 2012 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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