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Sweet Acacia

Sweet Acacia

Regular price $84.20 USD
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Plant Type: Plants & Trees
Plant Height: 15-25 feet
Spread: 10-15 feet
Flower Color: Golden Yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Sweet Acacia, native to tropical regions in the Americas, is a small, spiny tree or large shrub that is widely appreciated for its ornamental and aromatic qualities. This deciduous to semi-evergreen plant is part of the Fabaceae family, recognized for its nitrogen-fixing abilities, which can improve soil health.

One of the most striking features of the Sweet Acacia is its fragrant, golden-yellow flowers. These blooms appear in clusters, typically in late winter to early spring, and are known for their delightful scent that can perfume the air around them. The fragrance of the flowers is so pleasant that they are sometimes used in the perfume industry. Following the flowering season, the plant produces seed pods that are linear and curved.

The foliage of Sweet Acacia consists of small, feathery, compound leaves that add a fine texture to the landscape. The plant is also characterized by its thorny branches, which can provide a defensive barrier when used in certain landscape settings.

In terms of landscaping use, Sweet Acacia is versatile. It can be planted as a standalone specimen, adding a splash of color and fragrance to gardens. It is also suitable for use in naturalized areas, wildlife gardens, and as a part of hedgerows or windbreaks. The tree's moderate size makes it a good choice for smaller gardens or as a street tree in urban environments.

Sweet Acacia is known for its drought tolerance once established, making it a suitable choice for arid and semi-arid regions. It requires minimal care, thriving in well-drained soils and tolerating a range of soil types, including poor soils. Its adaptability, coupled with its ornamental and aromatic qualities, makes Sweet Acacia a valuable addition to landscapes in suitable climates.

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