Botanical Name: Acacia greggii
Common Name: Catclaw Acacia
Uncommon. Our only native Acacia. Fragrant fuzzy flowers. Use as a specimen or an informal hedge. Spines on branches make this a great security planting. Birds use for shelter and building nests. Quail eat seeds.
Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 10-15' H x 10-15' W
Growth Habit: Upright, mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requiremenets: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 5000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Light yellow
Endangered? Not listed
Distribution: Mojave and Sonoran deserts
Natural Habitat: Rocky hillsides, flats, and washes. Elevation: 300-4200'
Under Oaks: FALSE
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