Acacia xanthophloea (old name), Koorsboom (Afr.)
An attractive semi-deciduous tree growing up to 25m tall with striking green-yellow bark and branches. It has a spreading or flat-ish crown and does not have many leaves. Has bright yellow ball-like flowers from Spring to early Summer with a sweet scent. Naturally occurring near rivers and swamps (associated with malaria, and fevers - hence the name). Fixes nitrogen in the soil, is a striking garden plant and attracts birds nesting. A decorative tree for gardens, a fodder source and attracting birds nesting. Traditional remedies include treating fever and eye issues.