This species is wide-ranging in southeastern Africa with localities in Botswana, Swaziland, and several provinces of South Africa. It is a short tree with a broad canopy of triangular-shaped, blue-green leaves covered with prickles. The flowers are yellow and held in a multibranched inflorescence. We grow this species outside in Tucson, where it withstands temperatures as low as 18F. These plants are seedlings in one-gallon pots.