Monkey Thorn
Acacia galpinii

Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Acacia (a-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: galpinii (gal-PIN-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

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Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 31, 2008, davidjoburg from Johannesburg
South Africa wrote:

Acacia galpinii is one of the trees that can survive hot and dry conditions. It makes a beautiful tree where there is enough space and can grow up to 2m per year when it's happy, which my two are. It is an ideal tree for a big garden. In Africa the tree is grazed and used for shade during the hot summer by different animals including giraffe, kudu and elephant. Many birds often prefer nesting in this tree as it provides protection. It provides dappled shade on hot summer days, making it an ideal tree for planting on a lawn where some sun can penetrate.

Monkey-thorn is easy to propagate from seed. Like other plants belonging to the Fabaceae, seed of this tree must be soaked in hot water overnight and then sown the next day. Seed must be sown in a seedling tray filled with riv... read more