Acacia constricta

Acacia constricta

White-thorn acacia

Small, thorny, spreading tree, 2 to 10 feet tall, common on slopes, mesas and along washes between 2,000 and 6,500 ft. elevation. An attractive shrub, especially in spring when it is covered with small, orange-yellow, fragrant globular flowers. The seeds are sought after by birds and small mammals.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 10 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
2,000 
- 6,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
51.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
25,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Orange-Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring