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Acacia farnesiana (Sweet Acacia)

Acacia farnesiana
Huisache, Texas Huisache, Sweet Acacia, Perfume Acacia, Mealy Acacia, Mealy Wattle, Cassie, Vachellia farnesiana, Acacia minuta, Acacia smallii, Mimosa farnesiana, Pithecellobium minutum, Vachellia densiflora

Each spring, Sweet Acacia perfumes the air with masses of fragrant yellow-orange puffball flowers. This thorny tree is extremely tough, and will grow in almost any situation, from hot parking lots to turf areas. It requires some pruning to develop an attractive vase-shaped form. Avoid planting this tree around swimming pools, as its plump, dark brown seed pods are quite messy.

Plant Type Native, Shrub, Tree
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Winter
Growth Rate Fast
Height 15' - 20' (ft)
Spread 15' - 20' (ft)
Spacing 15' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Salt
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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