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Acacia smallii

Sweet Acacia

Texas Huisache
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Acacia smallii
Principal Common Name Sweet Acacia
Common Name(s) Texas Huisache
Description A fast growing small flowering semi-deciduous tree. Flowers in early spring with fragrant yellow balls.
General Comments The Sweet Acacia generates a fairly large quantity of litter. It also suckers readily and needs periodical trimming. The branches have spines in pairs that exceed 1 inch in length.
Nativity SW US,Mexico, Central America
Height Range 15 - 30 FT
Spread Range 15 - 30 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture Feathery : Fine
Form Small Tree
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Poor
Watering Preferences Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Drought tolerant : Flower : Poor Soil tolerant : Shape : Texture : Thorns : Wet tolerant

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