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Care of the plant Acacia hebeclada or Candle Thorn.

Care of the tree Acacia hebeclada or Candle Thorn

The genus Acacia, family Fabaceae, includes about 1,200 species of shrubs and trees native to Australia, Africa, Asia and South America. Some species are: Acacia hebeclada, Acacia truncata, Acacia tetragonophylla, Acacia saligna, Acacia paradoxa, Acacia melanoxylon, Acacia luederitzii, Acacia longifolia, Acacia karoo, Acacia iteaphylla, Acacia greggii, Acacia dodonaeifolia, Acacia dealbata, Acacia cultriformis, Acacia tortilis.

Common names: Candle Thorn, Candle Pod Acacia. Scientific synonym: Vachellia hebeclada. This species is native to South Africa.

They are thorny deciduous trees or shrubs with a spreading crown that reach 7 meters (22.96 feet) in height. The hairy pinnate leaves are bluish-green. The scented flowers are yellow or yellowish white. They bloom in summer. The pod-shaped fruits remain on the plant for a long time.

They are used on dry and sunny slopes, in impenetrable hedges and screens, as isolated specimens and in bushy groups. They attract butterflies and bees.

Acacia hebeclada needs full sun exposure and a hot, dry climate. They resist frost quite well.

Candle Thorn grows in any type of soil that has good drainage.

They are drought-resistant trees that need moderate watering until the soil has dried completely.

Candle Pod Acacia do not need fertilizer.

Prune dry branches when flowering ends.

Acacia hebeclada is plant resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

Candle Thorn is propagated from seeds sown in spring.

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Acacia hebeclada
Acacia hebeclada
Acacia hebeclada