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WHITETHORN ACACIA
Acacia constricta

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Photo Locations: UC Davis - Davis, CA, The Living Desert - Palm Desert, CA and Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Forms dense thicket unless trained to tree form.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Texas and Arizona.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names

WHITETHORN ACACIA, MESCAT ACACIA, MESCAT WATTLE

Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous to Partly Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 20 feet.

Width: 10 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Compound, Medium Green, Deciduous to Partly Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Pod, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Wildlife use it.

Bark Dark Brown, Scaly or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 10 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Caterpillars, Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Weak.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia constricta Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jan 22, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acacia-constricta >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.