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A little-known plant, perfect for a shady border. Appears in mid-spring, in time to hide dying daffodil foliage. The leaves are a nice bright yellow-green. The pendulous blooms are borne amongst bright green, lanced foliage.
Bullhorn Acacia is best known for its symbiotic relationship with a species of Pseudomyrmex ant (Pseudomyrmex ferruginea) that lives in its hollowed-out thorns. Its species were considered members of genus Acacia until 2005.
This is a bushy shrub that can be trained in a handsome small tree. It blooms with canary yellow powder puffs, sweetly fragrant.
This is one of South Africa's most beautiful and useful trees. It is integrally part of Africa's history having been used for everything from raft-making to sewing needles and fencing for the houses of the royal Zulu women. The thorns were even used by early naturalists to pin the insects they collected!
Bark used in tanning, rope making and production of edible gum. The root is used in traditional medicine.