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.
Native / exotic: Native
Aspect: Full sun
Flowers: Small flowers on an axillary spike
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.