Vachellia nilotica | Scented-pod thorn for sale | Lekkerruikpeul

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

or contact Sandra

The genus name of Scented thorn changed from Acacia to Vachellia.  Vachellia nilotica is frost tolerant and is able to withstand moderate drought.  It is a fast growing, deciduous thorn tree with a striking, black, fissured trunk.  Acacia nilotica has a characteristic umbrella form, which provides deep summer shade. Scented-pod thorn's pods  have a pleasant smell when crushed.

A few gardening ideas:

Scented thorn languishes in a container, but responds well to pruning. Acacia nilotica is a medium-small size tree and is therefor an ideal shade tree for smaller gardens. It is an excellent alternative for Paberbark thorn.

Value to honeybees: Nectar, N0-1;  Pollen, P0-1; Flowering months 9-4.   (See  blog-post "The bee-value of South Africa's trees" for an explanation of codes)

Available in 50L. Contact Sandra for availability and price of trees in 200L and 450L

Vachellia nilotica (Scented-pod thorn) in 50L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-50L 


  • Height 1.5m+

  • Trunk 20mm+

  • Diameter 0.8m+


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

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