Pineland Acacia, Sweet Acacia
Acacia pinetorum

Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Acacia (a-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: pinetorum (py-neh-TO-rum) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Jupiter, Florida

Miami, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida (4 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 22, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Seed pods have a pointed end as opposed to the blunt end of A. farnesiana.

Positive

On Feb 6, 2007, Tetrazygia from Miami, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Endemic to S Florida. Very similar to sweet acacia, but not as large. Blades of leaflets are half the size. Should not be as hardy as stated above.