SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA
Known commonly as Nyanga flat-top because of its flat-topped nature. Will drop its leaves in cooler climates. In the wild can reach 50 feet.
Native to Africa.
Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded or Vase Shape.
Has Evergreen to Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 25 feet.
Width: 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Bipinnately Compound, Light Green, No Change, Evergreen to Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Pod, fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.
Bark Dark Gray.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 13 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Neutral to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia abyssinica Tree Record." 1995-2019. Feb 23, 2019.
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