Scientific name: Acacia (Vachellia) erioloba
Common names: Camel thorn, Kameeldoring
Camel thorn is an evergreen to semi-deciduous tree up to 20m tall with a wide-spreading crown. The camel thorn is one of the best shade trees in the drier areas and provides shade for man and animal alike. It makes an attractive and interesting garden tree, with birds nesting in it from an early stage. This tree is well adapted to very dry and heavy frost conditions. The root system is rather aggressive, and the tree should not be planted close to buildings and paving.