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Acacia, Wright

Wright Acacia, Una de Gato
Acacia wrightii


The most cold hardy of Texas's acacia trees. Its clusters of fragrant white flower spikes, feathery leaves, and relative freedom from insect pests and diseases makes it an excellent landscape tree. It grows in dry, rocky limestone soils on prairies and plateaus and is highly drought tolerant, requiring little supplemental water once established. Twigs are armed with catclaw- like prickles and it resembles catclaw acacia, A. greggii, but A. wrightii has larger leaflets and wider seedpods.


Use: large shrub small tree
Exposure: sun
Flower Color: white bottlebrush-like spikes
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit: pod 1 to 6 in. long
Height: to 30 ft.
Width: to 35 ft.
Character: evergreen to semi-evergreen
Heat Tolerance: very high
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: alkaline


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