Acacia karroo     
Karroo thorn acacia    
Fabaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: multi-stemmed shrub or small tree
Seasonality: semi-evergreen; may retain leaves in mild winters
Size: 6-12ft with equal spread
Leaves: bipinnately compound with tiny leaves
Flowers: in late spring; fragrant yellow flowers in clusters
Fruit: narrow 5in long seed pods
Stems/Trunks: dark trunk; 3in white thorns
Range/Origin: South Africa
Hardiness: to mid teens, damaged if cold temps are prolonged


Research by Master Gardener Paul Ellis


can be invasive

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