Common name: Spiny terminalia

Native to: East Africa: South-eastern Sudan to Eastern Tanzania

 

Deciduous or more or less evergreen, small to medium-sized tree up to 20 m tall, with grey fissured bark. The crown consists of layered horizonal branches and zigzag twigs. The rounded leaves are arranged spirally, clustered on spur shoots. Most striking are the fruits, which are red and winged. 

Terminalia spinosa

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Native

    Aspect: Full sun

    Flowers: Small flowers on an axillary spike

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Deciduous or sparsely covered in the dry months

    Growth habit: Fairly upright, with horizontal branches

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant

    Height: Up to 20 metres

    Spread: Up to 4 metres

    Soil requirements: Sandy, well-drained soils. Keep well mulched

    Uses: A coastal plant which can be used as an accent tree.

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