Small deciduous tree with a dense, spherical top. It can reaches 5-8 meters tall. Cracked bark, yellowish-brown color that exudes gummy resin known as gum arabic. The branches have many thorns that come in pairs. The flowers are golden yellow or cream. Grey-green leaves.
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|Average germination (%)||50|
|Climate Zone||Arid, Semi-arid|
|Germination (in days)||15-25|
|Hardiness||Drought resistant, Non hardy|
|Plant use||City garden, Cosmetic, Desertification, Fodder, Low maintenance garden, Medicinal, Specimen|
|Seeds per gram||6|
|Soil - Moisture||Dry|
|Sunlight - Exposure||Sun|
Soak the seeds in cool water for 24 hours before sowing at temperatures of 20ºC day.
The gum arabic is widely used in traditional medicine and in pharmacology as well as for the manufacture of cosmetics and as a food additive.
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