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A picture of a Babul


Vachellia nilotica

Also known as

Gum Arabic Tree, Thorn Mimosa, Thorny Acacia, Egyptian Acacia

Babool (Acacia nilotica) flowers at Hodal W IMG 1163 by J.M.Garg (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering


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Acacia nilotica, Wonderboom Natuurreservaat

Babul Overview

Vachellia nilotica was previously known as Acacia nilotica. It is a tree species from the Fabaceae family, commonly known by the names Gum Arabic Tree and Thorny Acacia, amongst others.

How to propagate Babul


Special features of Babul

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Hot + Dry | Area Specific

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Acacia caffra

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