This highly ornamental shrub has large, showy flowers that are a rich butter-yellow, and the foliage is velvety, the leaves being heart-shaped. The seed pods are also ornamental. A showy plant that creates a lush, tropical effect. It is found in nature along forest margins and in disturbed bush areas.
Location: Forest margins and bush, especially disturbed places. Bredasdorp and little Karoo to Zimbabwe.
English: Monkey Thorn
A popular Acacia with rough, corky bark. This is a common choice as a bonsai specimen, but is best used as a large tree in the garden. The flowers are creamy-yellow and sweetly scented. Thorn trees are also a favorite choice as nesting sites for birds. A relatively fast-growing and cold hardy tree.
Location: Gauteng, NW Province, Botswana, Limpopo, Mphumalanga