Scientific name: Acacia (Vachellia) nilotica subsp. kraussiana
Common names: Scented thorn, Lekkerruikpeul
Scented thorn is a semi-deciduous tree up to 10m tall. Young fruits have a strong, sweet, fruity scent. Flowering commences when the plant is at least three years old. It is always alive with insects, reptiles and birds. This makes it a firm favourite for any garden. The scented thorn is drought- and frost-resistant.