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Senegalia galpinii | Monkey-thorn tree for sale | Apiesdoring boom te koop

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

or contact Sandra

Senegalia galpinii (previously Acasia galpinii) tolerates moderate frost. It is also drought resistant.  Monkey Thorn is a large, fast growing, deciduous thorn tree. The tree's course bark is a beautiful feature. It has light-green, twice compound, feather-like leaves and bears cream-white spiky flowers, sometimes in profusion. 

Some gardening ideas:

The tree's beautiful textured bark and its deep shade during summer makes it a good choice for a large garden - and definitely NOT a good choice for a small garden.  Senegalia galpinii is an ideal species to plant in a large pot or container, thereby limiting its size. It responds well to pruning and can be shaped to exhibit a striking appearance.   Use this approach when you plant 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, N0-4;  Pollen, P0-2; Flowering months 8-11 (9-10).   (See  blog-post "The bee-value of South Africa's trees" for an explanation of codes)

For more information on this species go to PlantZAfrica: Senegalia galpinii, Monkey-thorn, Apiesdoring

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

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Senegalia galpinii (Monkey-thorn) in 50L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-50L 


  • Height 2m+

  • Trunk 30mm+

  • Diameter 0.8m+


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Senegalia galpinii (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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