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Acacia erioloba

Camel thorn

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  • Acacia erioloba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acacia erioloba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJanuary to May
  • Height8m to 15m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green-blue

Description

Acacia erioloba (Camel thorn). This is a perennial spreading tree, with medium green-blue leaves, and yellow flowers produced in rounded flower-heads. The tree will grow to about 15m tall.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Tree

Origin

Tropical Africa

Interest and use

Tiny flowers composed of massed stamens, and for their foliage.

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  • Acacia erioloba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in a loam-based compost with full light. When grown outdoors, grow in a moderately fertile soil with full sun and a little shelter.

Propagation

You can sow the seeds in the spring, or root the semi-ripe cuttings in the early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites.

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