TreeBook: Tree Species Indigenous to Southern Africa, indexed by Scientific name.
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Dichrostachys cinerea | Sickle-bush | Sekelbos | Single tree focal point with striking flowers or an impenetrable security fence. | Burkea africana Conservancy, Pretoria.
Suitable for a large garden. Plant it as a focal point for its multi-stem growth form and stunning flowers. Sickle-bush is a good candidate for planting along a vulnerable fence as an impenetrable, spiky thicket, serving as a security screen. It has an aggressive root system. Watch out and control proliferation if you plant it as a focal point. Once in 5 years should suffice.
It is hardy (min. temperature -2C)
It will grow in soil type:
Small: 5m high; 5m crown
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Bisexual flower on the same tree
up to 5m
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