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Botanical Name:
Acacia constricta

Common Name(s):
Mescat Acacia, Whitethorn Acacia

Mountain States Nursery
Fairly slow grower 10' x 15' depending upon moisture. Size can vary from a small shrub to a low tree depending upon site. Ferny medium green foliage. Thorny early in life but eventually disappear, some are not spined. Shallow alkaline or caliche soils tolerant. Yellow fragrant puff-ball flowers in spring could continue thru summer. Native Arizona, Texas on washes, rocky hills 1500-6500'. Very drought, heat & cold tolerant. Not winter attractive. Quail love seeds. Bees. Naturally a thicket

Information by George Hull MSN 
Tolerates 5f
Sun: Half
Water: Low
Growth Rate: Moderate
Hydrozones: #1
Soil Type: Sandy
Soil Condition:
Soil pH: Neutral
Adverse Factors: Thorns
Design Styles: Desert
Accenting Features: Fragrance
Seasonal Interest: Spring
Location Uses: Bank
Special Uses: Shade
Attracts Wildlife: Birds
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Spring
Leaf Color: Green
Bark Color: N/A
Fruit Color: N/A
Fruit Season: N/A
Fruit Type: N/A
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