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Acacia robusta
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Acacia robusta

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Acacia robusta (Mimosaceae), Splendid Thorn (e), Enkeldoring (a), umNgamanzi (z). This very hardy, deciduous, drought resistant, handsome Acacia is fast growing once planted in the ground. It has beautiful, bright green foliage. It also has thick, robust branches and twigs hence the name robusta. The white sweetly scented puffball flowers are, clustered above the thorns and appear in profusion from late winter to spring. The common name Splendid Thorn is very apt, as when it is in bloom with its white flowers in spring it is indeed a splendid sight. The rough fissured bark is black. It attracts bees and butterflies. The bark is used for tanning and the tree is also used for magical purposes. A handsome tree for a larger garden. Size 6 to 12m. Sowing : Put seeds overnight in hot water and plant the next day in a well drained medium. Locality : Pretoria. Date of harvest : May 2018