Acacia caffra (Fabaceae). Common Hook Thorn (e), Gewone Haakdoring (a), UmTholo (z), Motholo (s). Very hardy, deciduous, drought resistant, graceful tree with feathery foliage that gives the tree a weeping shape. Fragrant, creamy-white flower spikes are borne early summer. Tolerates harsh conditions - cold and drought. It has few scattered small hook thorns and a fissured, flaking bark. Once planted out it quickly develops into a beautiful tree that can be used as a single specimen or to create a beautiful avenue. Attracts birds and insects to the garden.