Acacia greggii

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Catclaw Acacia, Devil's Claw

 
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Description

This deciduous shrub or small tree grows at a slow to moderate rate to 10' x 15'. Twigs and branches are armed with cat-claw-like curved spines. Creamy yellow rod-shaped flowers appear in spring. They have a pleasant fragrance. Great as a barrier plant. Accepts full or reflected sun. Requires little care.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub

 

Height Range

6-12', 12-25'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

 

Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Very Low, Low, Medium, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers, Silhouette

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

 

Location Uses

Background

 

Special Uses

Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Water Saving Tip:

Only water your lawn when needed.

You can tell this by simply walking across your lawn.

If you leave footprints, it's time to water.