Vachellia tortilis – Umbrella thorn – Haal-en-steek

Previously known as the Acacia tortilis, the Umbrella thorn is an extremely drought resistant tree that occurs naturally throughout South Africa.  It has the classic, umbrella-shaped canopy associated with thorn trees and features in many images of the African landscape. Reaching a height of 3 – 5 m and even up to 20 m in [...]