ACACIA ARABICA (A.nilotica)
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SEEDS OF GUM ARABIC TREE - ACACIA ARABICA

Acacia nilotica or Acacia arabica is a shrub from 2 to 9 m. tall with a dense spheric crown. Grey leaves. Golden yellow flowers. Thorny. From the bark Arabic gum is extracted.

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Sow outdoors
Flowering
Attracts Wildlife Bees
Average germination (%) 70
Climate Zone Mediterranean continental, Tropical, Warm areas
Flower colour Yellow
Foliage Evergreen
Foliage color Grey
Germination (in days) 30
Hardiness Drought resistant, Non hardy
Peculiarity Thorny
Plant usage Desertification, Erosion control, Fodder, Low maintenance garden, Medicinal, Reforestation, Shade tree, Specimen, Timber, Windbreak
Seeds per gram 8
Soil - Moisture Dry
Soil - Ph Acid
Soil - Type Light, Sand
Sunlight - Exposure Sun
Watering Little

Direct sowing. Temperatures 20ºC/30ºC. Lightly cover the seeds and maintain the humidity until germination is completed.

Prefers acid, sandy and light soils.

The tree exudes an edible resin by its cracks in the bark. It is the gum arabic that is used in different industries such as food. It has medicinal properties.

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