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Senegalia ataxacantha (Acacia ataxacantha)

Flame Thorn

Beautiful red pods, wood is split into strips for baskets.
SA Tree No: 
160
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Shrub Size: 
Small
Long Description: 
A small, deciduous tree which is frost resistant, water wise and fast growing in the sun. In summer it is covered in white, spike flowers which attracts insect eating birds and is often used for nesting sites. It makes a great thorny, security barrier. There are scattered hook thorns . The beautiful red pods give rise to the common name of Flame Thorn. The wood is flexible when split into strips and these are used to weave baskets. It is the larval host plant for butterflies like the Black-striped Hairtail, the Satyr Emperor and the Club-tailed Emperor.
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