Common name: Jerusalem thorn
Origin: Central America
Height at maturity: 2 to 8 meters
Plant type: shrub
Flowering: April to September
Flower color: yellow-orange
Soil type: draining, all soils
Use: in the garden, isolated, hedge
Diseases and Pests:-
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The Jerusalem thorn is a small tree with semi-evergreen foliage and very fast growth. It reaches a size between 2 and 8 meters high.
In spring, flowering appears in a multitude of yellow-orange flowers, very honey-rich, which cover the branches. Their scent is very pleasant.
Apart from its ornamental appeal for its flowers, this tree develops many sharp thorns. By cutting this tree into a bush, it becomes impassable for animals and/or humans, which makes it a popular natural subject to prevent the passage of animals or men in certain places.
This plant tolerates drought very well and tolerates frosts down to minus five degrees Celsius. A winter veil is to be expected in regions with harsh climates.
This tree does not require any particular care.