Acacia karroo     
Karroo thorn acacia    
Fabaceae Family     


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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

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Research by Master Gardener Paul Ellis


NOTES:

can be invasive


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