Vachellia sieberiana var. woodii
PAPERBARK THORN, FLAT-TOPPED THORN
Fabaceae-Mimosoideae

 
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Plant type: semi-deciduous tree

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to occasionally flooded

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
10m
Plant habit
 
14m

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Origins: Tropical Africa, Southern Africa

Other Botanical Names: Acacia sieberiana var. woodii, A. woodii, A. vermoesenii, Vachellia sieberiana var. woodii

Other Common Names: African Laburnum, White Thorn

 
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Vachellia sieberiana var. woodii
PAPERBARK THORN, FLAT-TOPPED THORN
Fabaceae-Mimosoideae

 

  Plant type: semi-deciduous tree

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to occasionally flooded

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
10m
Plant habit
 
14m

FEATURES

Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in cream

Flowering Time: early spring to early summer

Leaves: mid green

Ornamental Fruit: brown pod

Bark & Stems: corky bark, thorns stems


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean & dry style designs

Uses: bonsai, shade tree, windbreak

Growth rate: fast

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: bird attracting habitat, butterfly attracting, bee attracting



HAZARDS

Ingestion dangers: leaves, seeds poisonous






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