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Motse, Egyptian Mimosa, Egyptian Thorn
Scientific Name: Acacia nilotica (L.) Del.
Synonym: Mimosa nilotica, Acacia arabica
Family: Fabaceae
Motse, Egyptian Mimosa, Egyptian Thorn (Acacia  nilotica) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix to 26F ( -3C), young trees are tender

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Egypt to Mozambique and Natal

Growth Habits: Small tree 6 to 30 feet tall (2 to 9 m)

Watering Needs: Drought resistant, little to moderate water when established

Propagation: Seeds

The gum of this tree is sometimes used as a lower quality arabic gum.

Cultural Practices:
Seeds need scarification. Sow in full sun.

Blooming Habits:
The Egyptian Mimosa has bright yellow flowers in round heads.

Fruiting Habits:

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