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Acacia Acacia

Growing Acacia: Tips at a Glance

Acacia shrubs thrive in warm climates, with spectacular (and scented) flowers and an easy-going nature. Drought tolerant, acacias like sunlight but need no coddling.

  • Type Flowering shrub
  • Lifespan Perennial
  • USDA Zones 9-11
  • Light Full sun
  • Water Drought tolerant
  • Watch Out Thorny
  • Design Tip Brightens dark corner
  • Form Hedge, ground cover, tree
  • Peak Season Spring flowers

Acacias: A Field Guide

Acacias have a worse reputation than they because the shrubs, trees, or ground cover plants can be thorny, invasive, and short-lived. But let us not overlook the fact that their spectacular (and often wonderfully scented) flowers can create a lovely focal point in a spot where other plants will not grow.

With easy-going personalities (acacias require little water, hardly any maintenance, and not fussy about soil conditions) and hundreds of cultivars (both deciduous and evergreen), acacias offer a wide range of choices for gardeners in warm climates. These natives of Australia and Tasmania thrive in USDA growing zones 9 to 11.

Planting, Care & Design of Acacia

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