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

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Vachellia robusta

Vachellia robusta | Robust thorn | An easy to grow tree. It may grow quite large a favorable climate

Robust thorn | Distinctive V-shaped growth form | Leeuwfontein Estates

Gardening ideas

Vachellia robusta is suitable for a large garden. Plant this tree alongside other thorn trees to create a garden with a bush veld look and feel.

Vachellia robusta

Robust thorn


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

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Medium: 10m high; 6m 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?

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