Evergreen Trees | Deciduous Trees

A showcase of Highveld Trees.
Cabbage tree - Cussonia spicata
Candelabra tree - Euphorbia ingens
Common Hook Thorn - Acacia caffra
Mountain Karee - Rhus leptodictya
Ouhout - Leucosidea sericea
Wild Olive - Olea africana
Wild Pear - Dombeya rotundifolia.

Splendid Thorn - Acacia robusta.

Acacia robusta is a medium to large deciduous thorn tree up to 25m in height. It has a very robust looking form, the Branches grow upright and are thick resulting in a flat crown.

Flowers are pale yellow puff balls which form along the branches in a spectacular display, they exude a sweet unmistakable Acacia scent in early spring.

Leaves are small, dark green.

Thorns are short. straight and white in colour up to 5cm long. Sickle-shaped seed pods form on the tree in summer.

The bark is blackish to brown in colour and very rough with longitudinal grooves in it.

Acacia robusta is a fairly common tree in the Northern Gauteng region as it prefers a warmer climate, but is fairly frost resistant when established. It is a fast grower. Easily confused with Acacia karoo but when in bloom is unmistakable and inemitable.


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