Sweet Acacia is currently one of the most popular residential trees being planted across the southern states, and for many good reasons! Its compact size and tolerance of ridiculous heat and poor soil make it useful for almost any situation; residential, commercial or otherwise. The real reason for this tree’s popularity, however, is the abundant display of extremely fragrant, golden yellow puffballs in early spring. In Tucson, Sweet Acacia’s heady perfume is one of the first harbingers of spring, and gardeners can be seen mulling about their gardens early in the year, just to spend more time enjoying the smell!
Height: 20 – 25 feet
Width: 20 – 25 feet
Bloom color: Yellow
Flowering season: Late Winter, Spring
USDA minimum zone: 7
Cold hardiness: 10° F


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