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Acacia farnesiana

Acacia farnesiana
huisache; sweet acacia
Acacia farnesiana
Golden puffball

Synonym(s) Vachellia farnesiana
Common name huisache; sweet acacia
Family fabaceae
Life cycle tree (Z9-11)
Flowers yellow
Size 15-20'
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil, heat and drought tolerant

Open spreading tree or large shrub with deciduous fine-textured light green foliage and fragrant yellow flowers (actually, puffballs of yellow stamens) in winter and early spring. Branches are covered in sharp thorns. Its natural habit is multi-trunked, growing about as wide as it is tall. This species is native to central and southern Texas, through the U.S. southwest, Mexico, and Central America.

huisache; sweet acacia
Puffball precursor...
Acacia farnesiana
...about to pop
huisache; sweet acacia
Newly planted tree, October 2017

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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