Whitethorn Acacia



Acacia constricta


Fabaceae

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Form: Tree or large shrub
Seasonality: deciduous

Size: 18 ft high by 18 ft wide
Leaves: compound leaflets, light green, 1in long
Flowers: yellow puffballs, fragrant

Fruit: slender, long seed pods
Stems/Trunks: white thorns on new growth, darker at maturity

Range/Origin: Southwest U.S.
Hardiness: Sunset Zones 8,9, 10-24

Comments: Moderate litter, medium thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full sun

        Water: Low

        Soil: Tolerant; sandy, well drained soils

        Propagation: Seed

         Maintenance: Minimal; prune to tree shape, if desired

          

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