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Senegalia burkei | Black monkey-thorn tree for sale | Swartapiesdoring 

Buy Black monkey-thorn trees at prices for various bag sizes: see below.

or contact Sandra

Senegalia burkei (previously Acasia burkei) withstands light frost and is somewhat drought tolerant.  It is a deciduous thorn tree that grows at a medium rate.  Black monkey-thorn has fairly large (for the Genus) twice compound, grey-green leaves. It bears striking cream-colored flower spikes.  

Some gardening ideas:

The tree's beautiful textured bark and its deep shade during summer makes it a good choice for a large garden. Birds love to nest in its dense branching structure. Senegalia burkei is an ideal species to plant in a large pot. It responds well to pruning and can be shaped to exhibit a striking appearance.   Use this approach when you plant Black monkey thorn in a small or even very small garden. The species soon forms a thickset trunk, making it a popular bonsai.

Value to honeybees: Nectar, N2?;  Pollen, P2?; Flowering months 8-1, (10).   (See  blog-post "The bee-value of South Africa's trees" for an explanation of codes)

Available in 50L and 100L.  Contact Sandra for availability and price of trees in 450L.

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Senegalia burkei (Black monkey-thorn) in 50L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-50L 


  • Height 1.8m+

  • Trunk 30mm+

  • Diameter 0.8m+


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Senegalia burkei (Black monkey-thorn) in 100L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-100L 


  • Height 2.8m+

  • Trunk 45mm+

  • Diameter 1.2m+

R1 450

Prices exclude VAT and delivery cost. Discount available in accordance with Treeshop's policy.

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