Vachellia tortilis (Acacia tortilis)
Acacia tortilis is the typical thorn tree associated with the African savannah. It is a little slow growing but worth the wait as it develops a beautiful umbrella shape or flat crown. It is an indicator of sweet veld and has a preference for deep soils. It can also be planted in smaller gardens as it rarely grows into a very big tree. Attracts birds and butterflies to the garden.