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Sweet Acacia
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Sweet Acacia

Common name: Sweet Acacia
Botanical name: Acacia farnesiana

Large thorny shrub or small tree has a soft texture as a result of its finely divided leaves. Bright yellow flowers have a light, sweet fragrance. Bloom is heaviest in the spring and may continue intermittently throughout summer and fall. Plump hard seed pods can be messy. Evergreen in mild winters. Az and Texas native 2500-5000'. Soil tolerant even poorly drained. Branches are armed with paired spines to 2". Flowering can be impaired by cold. Also known as: Popinal