Common name: Umbrella thorn
Origin: Tropical Africa, Sahara
Mature height: 2 to 10 meters
Hardiness: -20 ° C
Plant type: tree
Flower color: white
Soil type: sandy
Use: in the garden, isolated, pot, bonsai
Diseases and pests: –
Seed conservation: 3 years in a dry place protected from light at 3/4 ° C (refrigerator)
Undoubtedly the most common tree of the Sahara, the Tuaregs have as a proverb: a camel for the movement, dates for the meal and an acacia for the lunch break.
Growing easily in the Sahara desert, this tree is very resistant to high heat as well as severe but brief frosts.
As it ages, the bark of the acacia tortilis turns ivory white. It produces white flowers in flower heads 1 to 2 centimeters in diameter. Its fruits are pods in the shape of a spiral.
This subject is ideal for bonsai cultivation.