The flowers are renowned for attracting insects which are essential to any bird garden. Birds also like to make nests in thorn trees and caterpillars of 10 species of butterflies are dependent on the tree for survival. Browsed by game.Garden Use:
Used as a windbreak, gives dappled shade allowing grass to grow to the trunk, it can also be clipped into a hedge. It requires well-drained soil and full sun. It has large sharp thorns.