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Vachellia xantholophaea: Is this really the best choice for my small garden?

Many of us will recall the words from Rudyard Kipling's story of The Elephant's Child, who was told by the Kolokolo bird to  'Go to the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees,....'. 

Why Fever tree? It was a common occurrence for early travelers and pioneers to contract a bad fever when traveling through areas where the trees grew and the trees were thought to be the cause of the fever. Of course we now know that the fever was Malaria,...

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