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Acacia spp


Wattle, Thorntree
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Acacia spp
Principal Common Name Acacia
Common Name(s) Wattle, Thorntree
Description Huge genus (1200+) of drought tolerant shrubs and trees with yellow flowers in globular heads or cylindrical spikes in spring and summer. Diverse leaves from compound to tiny scale-like forms. Plants often have thorns.
General Comments
Nativity Australia, Africa, Madascar, Asia, Central and South America
Height Range 6 - 50 FT
Spread Range 5 - 50 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Green : Light Green
Leaf Texture Compound : Feathery : Matte : Medium
Form Shrub : Small Tree : Tree
Flower Color Bright Yellow : Yellow
Flower Time Spring : Summer : Winter
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Any : Well-drained
Watering Preferences None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Attracts Butterflies : Color : Disease resistant : Drought tolerant : Evergreen : Flower : Fragrance : Heat Tolerant : Poor Soil tolerant : Thorns

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