Motholo

Senegalia caffra

Common Hook-Thorn, Cat Thorn, Gewone Haakdoring, Katdoring

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Flowers of Senegalia caffra
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This beautiful tree is the most common naturally occurring senegalia in the Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden. It may reach up to 14m and has an irregular, spreading crown. In some habitats it remains as a shrub. One of the most attractive features of the tree is the foliage which is bright green and feathery looking. The leaves are drooping which gives the canopy a lovely soft look. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Special features

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Cream

Credits

profile iconSenegalia caffra
by Alice Aubrey, Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden, September 2001 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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