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Dichrostachys cinerea, Cailliea glomerata, Dichrostachys glomerata, Dichrostachys nutans, Mimosa cinerea, West African Sickle Bush, Aroma, Kalahari Christmas tree, Chinese lantern tree, Marabou-thorn, Princess Earrings

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Dichrostachys cinerea, Cailliea glomerata, Dichrostachys glomerata, Dichrostachys nutans, Mimosa cinerea
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
West African Sickle Bush, Aroma, Kalahari Christmas tree, Chinese lantern tree, Marabou-thorn, Princess Earrings
Origin: Africa to India, Southern Thailand and Malesia, Northern Territories of Australia
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spiny

Interesting powderpuff-like pink flowers make this plant unforgettable. Shrub up to 9ft high with grey bark and solitary thorns often bearing one or two leaves. Leaves bipinnate and finely pubescent, 1" to 3" long. Pendulous flower heads that are pink in the upper part and yellow in the lower part. Dark-brown pods, borne in clusters, twisted, each 1" to 3" long and 1" broad. Good plant for bonsai.


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