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Foliage and Fruit


Roemer Acacia
Acacia roemeriana

Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

Roemer Acacia grows in dry limestone or gravelly soils. In good, deep soil it grows to 15'-20', although on thin limestone hillsides in Edwards County it is a scraggly shrub of 3' to 6'. It is drought resistant and fairly cold hardy, as are Gregg and Wright Acacia. Its globe-shaped flowers are a good source of honey.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: greenish white to creamy white, globe-shaped

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: pods, flatter and not as twisted as Gregg Acacia's

Height: to 20 ft.

Width: to 15 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen semievergreen

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements: low

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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