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Acacia farnesiana/Sweet Acacia

Acacia farnesiana / Acacia farnesiana
Yellow flowers and mature seed pods
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Yellow flowers and mature seed pods


Mature tree

Budding in early spring

Mature tree in flower

Flowers and seed pods

Seed pods


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Scientific Name: Acacia farnesiana
Common Name: Sweet Acacia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This deciduous tree grows well in arid climates and in relatively dry landscape conditions. In the Lower South it is relatively short lived. It does best in raised planters or other type elevated planters in areas where soils are heavy.