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PlantFiles: Pineland Acacia, Sweet Acacia
Acacia pinetorum

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

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs
Trees

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:
Silver/Gray

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive olddude 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 Tetrazygia 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.

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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