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:

Rainwater is very beneficial for your plants, and it's free.

You can harvest rain by contouring your yard with small berms, channels, or swales to direct water runoff to your plants.