The Acacia sieberiana woodii (=Vachellia sieberiana) is a hardy (protect from frost when young) large, semi-deciduous, flat-topped Acacia is fast growing. This impressive tree develops its wide spreading flat-topped shape whilst still young.
It has abundant, fragrant, creamy, puffball flowers from September to November that attract a myriad of insects and birds. These are followed by hard woody pods that are nutritious and eaten by cattle and game.
They thrive in poor soils and will grow in rocky areas and in shale. If planting in colder areas make sure the plants are grown from seed collected in cold areas or they may battle to acclimatise to the cold conditions.
Part of their natural distribution is in the Drakensberg so once established they can tolerate cold conditions. This quintessential African tree attracts birds and insects and is an important butterfly host plant.
Size 5 to 18m