Acacia erioloba-Camel Thorn
Also known as Acacia Giraffe, this small tree is
native to South Africa. It should be planted in full sun.
As it is slow growing, it will eventually become a large shrub
or small tree perhaps to 20 feet by 35 feet across. Noting
the size, you might surmise the tree forms a flat-topped canopy
that is often depicted in images of South African deserts.
The wide spreading branches cast considerable shade in the hot
desert. The slow growth creates very hard wood prized as a
source of fuel in the native land. The prominent thorns
are formed in pairs and as a result, the placement of this tree
requires some consideration.