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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Dichrostachys cinerea-Sickle Pod

Large evergreen shrub with compound leaves.  Flower spikes are creamy yellow at the top from lavender pink at the base.  It is a rapid grower to 12', native of tropical Africa.  It is in constant bloom in warm weather.  Small thorns. 
Plant in full sun.  Drought tolerant but frost tender.  Can spread by root sprouts and be invasive.

Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003