Acacia constricta - Whitethorn Acacia (White-thorn Acacia) Acacia constricta - Whitethorn Acacia (White-thorn Acacia) Huizachillo Acacia constricta en Las Canoas by fvaldes.
Fruiting and flowering branches of Acacia constricta, Verde Valley, Arizona.
Common Name Whitethorn Acacia, Mescat Acacia
Latin Name Acacia constricta
Family Fabaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 10-24 / 8-11
Type / Form Tree / Medium
Native Habitat Deserts of Arizona to Texas, south to Mexico
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, limestone, clay loam, low organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month depending on soil
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 15 feet X 10 feet
Protective Mechanism Thorns
Leaves Bipinnately compound, 1-3in long, green, evergreen
Flowers Yellow puffballs in spring, fragrant, attractive brown pods in fall
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Erosion control, low maintenance, foliage accent, parkways
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Songbird, Sonoran, Butterfly
Nature Value Browsed by wildlife, flowers used by butterflies and bees, seeds eaten by birds
Native American Uses Medicinal, seed ground to make pinole
Links  
    Images, and data http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Acacia_constricta.html
    Images, and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacia_constricta
    Images, and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ACCO2
    Images, and data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/acacon/all.html
    Images and data http://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/plant_display.asp?prodid=3081&account=none/signs/list/nosign.htm
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/AcaciaWhiteThorn/AcaciaWhiteThorn.htm
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/yellows/yellow08.html
    Images and data http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/detail.php?id=ASDM01366&sp=Acacia%20constricta
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Fabaceae/Acacia_constricta.html
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ACCO2
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
Notes: Non-pollinator
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