Acacia farnesiana

Acacia farnesiana

Sweet acacia

A large dense shrub or small tree up to 20 ft. tall with straight white spines occurring in pairs. Evergreen in mild winters. Commonly found in arroyos, plains, and hill slopes between 2,500 and 5,000 ft. elevation in disjunct populations in southern California, Arizona, Texas, Florida and Mexico. Named for its fragrant yellow ball-shaped flower, Sweet acacia blooms in the spring and occasionally in autumn.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
15 
- 20 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
2,500 
- 5,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
53.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
7,700
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring