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Sweet Acacia

Sweet Acacia

Scientific Name

Vachellia farnesiana

Particularly Attractive To

Geographical Considerations

Will this plant grow in my area?

Hardiness Zones

9a to 11

This is a native Florida plant.

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Yard Conditions

Will this plant grow in my yard?

Optimal Light

Sweet Acacia grows best in Full Sun.

Light Range

It performs in Full Sun

Soil Texture

Sandy

Soil Moisture

Well Drained to Medium Drained

Soil pH

Slightly Acid to Slightly Alkaline (6.0-7.2)

Salt Tolerance

Medium

DroughtTolerance

High

Wind Resistance

Not known

Toxicity

Not known

Nematode Tolerance

Not known

Appearance

What will it look like as it grows?

Plant Type

  • Shrubs - Large

Plant Shape

  • Upright
  • Spreading
  • Irregular
  • Vase

Leaf Persistence

Sweet Acacia is Evergreen

Spread

15-25 feet

Height

10-25 feet

Growth Rate

Slow

Leaf Size

Small

Leaf Texture

Fine

Flower Size

Small

Flower Month

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Flower Color

  • Yellow

Additional Detail

Provides food and cover for birds and insects; don't plant next to sidewalk b/c of thorns. Brown fruit. | Pests/Diseases: none serious | attracts birds, pollinators

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