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Schott Acacia
Acacia schottii

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

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

Exposure: sun

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

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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