The kiaat grows in the warm, frost free areas in the northeast of the country, extending into Zimbabwe, northern Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia and northwards into other parts of Africa. It grows in bushveld and woodland where the rainfall is above 500 mm per year and it favours rocky slopes or well-drained, deep, sandy soil.
Commonly known as the "Kiaat" tree. Grows up to 16m. Dark bark, velvety leaves, orange-yellow pea-shaped flowers in large branched sprays in Spring to Summer. Seed pods are distinctive circular pods covered with harsh bristles surrounded by membranous wavy wings. Prized for it's medicinal purposes and as a wood in furniture manufacturing.
USDA Zone - 10
Season to Sow - Spring
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