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Sweet Acacia
Scientific Name: Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd.
Synonym: Acacia smallii, Vachellia densiflora, Acacia minuta ssp. densiflora
Family: Fabaceae
Sweet Acacia (Acacia  farnesiana) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,11-26
USDA: 8b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C), loses its flowers at 15F (-10C), might sprout back from the roots if severely frozen.

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South of the USA (California to Florida), northwestern Mexico, below 5000 feet elevation (1500 m)

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree or large shrub, up to 30 feet tall (9 m), 15 feet spread (4.5 m)

Watering Needs: Little water when established, tolerates poor drainage

Propagation: Seeds, self sows

The Sweet Acacia generates a fairly large quantity of litter. It also suckers readily and needs periodical trimming. The branches have spines in pair that exceed 1 inch long (2.5 cm).

As Acacia smallii at the Glendale Xeriscape Garden

Sweet Acacia (Acacia  farnesiana)

Blooming Habits:
Acacia farnesiana has masses of scented yellow balls in spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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