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Acacia farnesiana Sweet Sierra™ (Podless Sweet Acacia)

Acacia farnesiana Sweet Sierra
Podless Sweet Acacia

This extremely tough tree will grow in almost any situation, from hot parking lots to turf areas. Its moderate size, fast growth rate, and attractive vase-shaped form make it a popular choice for desert landscapes. Masses of fragrant yellow puffball flowers are produced in the spring that perfume the garden. This tree is notorious for being quite messy due to the heavy crop of plump brown seed pods. However this cultivar is virtually free of pods which greatly reduces the maintenance.

Plant Type Tree
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Winter
Growth Rate Fast, Moderate
Height 15'-20' (ft)
Spread 15'-20' (ft)
Spacing 15' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts 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

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