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| Schott Acacia|
A small shrub around 4 feet high, Schott acacia has lacy foliage and 3/4-inch white spines on the branches. Its round yellow flowers appear from spring through summer, and the fruit is a 2- to 3-inch-long pod dotted with dark glands. Schott acacia grows in gypseous clay and rocky limestone soils in the Trans Pecos, and into Mexico. It needs full sun and good drainage, and is hardy to around 10 degrees F. Schott acacia can be used as a speciman plant or naturalized in an arid site, as long as it does not grow into pedestrain areas.
Plant Habit or Use: small shrub
Flower Color: yellow
Blooming Period: summer
Fruit Characteristics: 2- to 3-inch-long pods
Height: to 4 feet
Width: to 5 feet
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: very high
Soil Requirements: alkaline