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Camel Thorn, Giraffe Thorn
Scientific Name: Acacia erioloba E. Mey.
Synonym: Acacia giraffae
Family: Fabaceae
Camel Thorn, Giraffe Thorn (Acacia  erioloba) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-9C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southern Africa

Growth Habits: Small tree, up to 20 feet tall (6 m), 35 feet in spread (10 m); large thorns in pair

Watering Needs: Little water when established


Acacia erioloba is one of the dominant tree in the southern Africa savannah. It is very drought resistant and grows relatively well in Phoenix.
The species name "erioloba" means "wooly lobe".

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