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Acacia greggii (Catclaw Acacia)

Acacia greggii
Gregg Acacia, Gregg's Acacia, Gregg Catclaw Acacia, Gregg's Catclaw Acacia, Gregg Catclaw, Gregg's Catclaw, Texas Catclaw Acacia, Texas Catclaw, Long-flowered Catclaw Acacia, Longflower Catclaw Acacia, Long-flowered Catclaw, Longflower Catclaw, Wait-A-Minute Bush, Catclaw Acacia, Catclaw, Devil's Claw, Uña De Gato, Acacia greggii, Acacia greggii var. arizonica, Acacia greggii var. greggii

Catclaw acacia is a woody perennial, growing slowly to form a large shrub or small tree to 15’ tall by 20’ wide. It develops dense thickets, its twisted and tangled branches covered with curved thorns. Rod-shaped, cream colored flowers occur in abundance in the spring provided there was ample winter rain. The fragrant flowers are highly attractive to bees, and the bean-like pods are a favorite of quail. This plant is best suited for revegetation projects, or as a wildlife resource. Native to much of the Southwest, this tough, drought tolerant plant is native to alkaline rocky hillsides and sandy desert flats under 5000 feet in elevation. Hardy to 0 °F.

Plant Type Native, Shrub, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 10' - 15' (ft)
Spread 15' - 20' (ft)
Spacing 15' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Heat
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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