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Acacia farnesiana Sweet Sierraâ„¢

Podless Sweet Acacia

This extremely tough tree will grow in almost any situation, from hot parking lots to turf areas. Its moderate size, fast growth rate, and attractive vase-shaped form make it a popular choice for desert landscapes. Masses of fragrant yellow puffball flowers are produced in the spring that perfume the garden. This tree is notorious for being quite messy due to the heavy crop of plump brown seed pods. However this cultivar is virtually free of pods which greatly reduces the maintenance. The typical shape is shrub-like so it will require selective pruning to develop an upright tree form. This acacia is somewhat hardier than the species although it may shed some of its foliage in the winter. Synonyms: Acacia minuta, Acacia smallii.