SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: UC Davis - Davis, CA, The Living Desert - Palm Desert, CA and Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Forms dense thicket unless trained to tree form.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Texas and Arizona.
Additional Common Names
WHITETHORN ACACIA, MESCAT ACACIA, MESCAT WATTLE
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.
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.
Not Deer Palatable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia constricta Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acacia-constricta >