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TreeBook: Tree Species Indigenous to Southern Africa,   indexed by Scientific name.

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Senegalia galpinii

Senegalia galpinii | Monkey thorn | suitable for large gardens and parks

Monkey thorn | Large deciduous tree bearing striking flowers | Leeuwfontein Estates, Pretoria,

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a very large garden. Senegalia galpinii responds well to pruning and is an excellent candidate to plant in a large pot. This is the way to go if you have a small or even very small garden

Senegalia galpinii

Monkey thorn


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It is hardy -survives a min. temperature of -2C

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Very large: 20m high; 20m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is

very fast

  • It's roots are


  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs much water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?



  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

showy flowers in profusion

  • Value to game?

eat fruit

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