Acacia constricta

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Whitethorn Acacia

 
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Information by: Kathleen Moore        Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

 

Description

Fairly slow grower 10' x 15' depending upon moisture. Size can vary from a small shrub to a low tree depending upon site. Ferny medium green foliage. Thorny early in life but eventually disappear; some are not spined. Yellow fragrant puff-ball flowers spring through summer. Very drought, heat & cold tolerant. Quail love seeds. Good for naturalistic landsapes.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Clay

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Multi-trunk Tree

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

 

Location Uses

Background, Parking Strip, Roadside, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Erosion Control, Screen, Mass Planting, 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.