Acacia is a genus of shrubs and trees belonging to the subfamily Mimosoideae of the family Fabaceae.
This is a thorny shrub or small tree with sweetly scented flowers and with hard, attractive wood. Very thorny shrub to small tree with rounded or spreading flat crown which may reach down to ground level, occurring in bushveld and semi desert areas, often on Kalahari sand and often growing in circular groups forming impenetrable thickets in overgrazed areas. The bark varies from light to dark grey and is longitudinally fissured; these fissures are generally darker. Thorns occur in pairs at nodes which are spaced at intervals of 5–15 mm, sometimes up to 30 mm. There are thus more thorns per unit length of branch than with other species. The thorns are hooked and blackish.
USDA Climate Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Spring
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