Botanical Name: Acacia smallii
 Common Name: Sweet Acacia
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree

 

Height Range

12-25'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Green, Light Green

 

Bark Color

Brown

 

Fruit Color

Black

 

Fruit Season

Summer

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish

 

Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers, Specimen

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

 

Location Uses

Background, Entry, Parking Strip, Patio, Parking Lot, Street Tree, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Screen, Shade Tree

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Spring, masses of fragrant yellow-orange puff balls. Extremely tough tree, growing in nearly any situation. Moderate size, fast growth rate & attractive vase shaped form but messy. Remove basal suckers to force trunks. Dark brown seed pods can be nuisance. Winter deciduous with cold. Cold hardy forms need to be used in cold areas. Hardier forms bloom spring. Spiny. Dense shade. Naturally multiple stemmed. Needs little water once established. Can get caterpillars in spring. Avail. in 1G., 5G., 15G., 24" Box, 36" Box, 48" Box
Tolerates 10f