SelecTree: Tree Detail
Utility friendly tree.
Will tolerate a parking lot island as small as 45 square feet.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Southeastern Texas and Northeastern Mexico.
Acacia greggii var. wrightii
Additional Common Names
WRIGHT ACACIA, WRIGHT CATCLAW, CATCLAW ACACIA
Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 12 - 25 feet.
Width: 20 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Leaves Oblong to Obovate, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White to Cream or Gray. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
brown Pod, Very Small to Large (Under 0.25 - 3.00 inches).
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 10 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Shade Tree, Buffer Strip, Container or Tree Well.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia wrightii Tree Record." 1995-2019. Oct 14, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acacia-wrightii >