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Vachellia sieberiana | Paperbark thorn tree for sale | Papierbasdoring

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

or contact Sandra

Vachellia (previously Acacia) sieberiana is moderately frost and drought tolerant. Paperbark thorn is a fast growing deciduous thorn tree with a very wide spreading, umbrella-like crown.  It has an aggressive root system. The species bears beautiful, cream colored, globose flowers, often in profusion and attracting many insects. Flowers develop into fairly large pods, which can be quite messy when they are shed  in spring. 

Some gardening ideas:

Paperbark thorn is an easy grower. It becomes huge with a crown that may exceed 20m in diameter. It is an ideal shade tree for large gardens, but plant it far away from any paving. Vachellia sieberiana is unsuitable for container planting. It can not be trained as a bonsai either.

Value to honeybees: Nectar, N0-3;  Pollen, P0-2; Flowering months 9-4 (11-1).   (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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Vachellia sieberiana (Paperbark thorn) in 50L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-50L 


  • Height 1.8m+

  • Trunk 20mm+

  • Diameter 0.8m+


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Vachellia sieberiana (Paperbark thorn) in 100L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-100L 


  • Height 2.8m+

  • Trunk 30mm+

  • Diameter 1.2m+

R1 180

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

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