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

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Vachellia rehmanniana

Vachellia rehmanniana | Silky thorn | Soft silky leaves and  attractive red-brown branches

Silky thorn | medium size deciduous tree which flowers profusely | Pretoria

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a large garden. Enjoy Vachellia rehmanniana's profusion of white globose flowers, brown-red trunk and branches, and soft silky leaves.

Vachellia rehmanniana

Silky thorn


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It is mildly sensitive ( min. temperature is -0.5C)

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Medium:12m high; 10m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?



  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

flowers in profusion

  • Value to game?

no value

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