Where do acacia trees grow?

Acacia Tree Care: Information About Acacia Tree Types

Acacias are graceful trees that grow in warm climates such as Hawaii, Mexico and the southwestern United States. The foliage is typically bright green or bluish-green and the small blooms may be creamy white, pale yellow or bright yellow. Acacia may be evergreen or deciduous.

Acacia Tree Facts

Most acacia tree types are fast growers, but they usually live only 20 to 30 years. Many varieties are valued for their long roots which help stabilize the soil in areas threatened by erosion. The sturdy roots reach deep for underground water, which explains why the tree tolerates extreme drought conditions.

Many types of acacia are protected by long, sharp thorns and an extremely unpleasant flavor that discourages animals from eating the leaves and bark.

Acacia Tree and Ants

Interestingly, stinging ants and acacia trees have a mutually beneficial relationship. Ants create cozy living quarters by hollowing out the thorns, then survive by eating the sweet nectar produced by the tree. In turn, the ants protect the tree

by stinging any animals that attempt to munch on the leaves.

Acacia Tree Growing Conditions

Acacia requires full sunlight and grows in nearly any type of soil, including sand, clay, or soil that is highly alkaline or acidic. Although acacia prefers well-drained soil, it tolerates muddy soil for short periods of time.

Acacia Tree Care

Acacia is basically a plant-it-and-forget-it type of tree, although a young tree may need protection from wildlife while it develops its defense system.

During the first year, the tree benefits from an orchid fertilizer every three to four weeks. After that time, you can feed the tree a general purpose fertilizer once every year, but it isn’t an absolute requirement. Acacia requires little or no water.

Acacia may need occasional pruning during the dry months. Avoid pruning leafy, green areas and trim only dead growth.

Although the tree is disease-resistant, it can sometimes be affected by a fungal disease known as anthracnose. Additionally, watch for pests such as aphids, thrips, mites and scale.

Acacia Tree Types

Acacia trees preferred by most gardeners are varieties that burst out with yellow blooms in the winter or early spring. Popular types include:

  • Bailey acacia, a hardy Australian variety that reaches heights of 20 to 30 feet. Bailey acacia displays feathery, bluish-gray foliage and bright yellow wintertime blooms.
  • Also known as Texas acacia, Guajillo is an extremely heat-tolerant tree that hales from southern Texas and Mexico. It is a shrubby plant that reaches heights of 5 to 12 feet. This species produces clusters of fragrant white flowers in early spring.
  • Knifeleaf acacia is named for its silvery-gray, knife-shaped leaves. Mature height for this tree is 10 to 15 feet. Sweet-smelling yellow flowers appear in early spring.
  • Koa is a fast-growing acacia native to Hawaii. This tree, which eventually reaches heights and widths of up to 60 feet, displaying pale yellow blooms in spring.

Acacias, Acacia: “Wattles”

As garden plants go, acacias are certainly not without their faults. These shrubs and trees are known for being short-lived, possessing dangerous thorns, attracting stinging ants, and spreading with heedless aggression. However, like some sort of botanical femme fatale, acacia seduces the unwary plant lover by adorning herself with truly spectacular displays of gorgeous and often highly perfumed flowers.

Read on for everything you need to know about how to grow and care for acacias.

Above: Acacia aculeatissima, also known as thin-leaf wattle, is a low-growing shrub, shown flowering in early October in Australia. Photograph by DavidFrancis34 via Flickr.

I still remember the showstopper I saw one day in front of a hideous bunker-like medical clinic in a desolate part of Texas just north of Big Bend National Park. Seemingly oblivious to her mundane and largely unpopulated surroundings, this tree appeared to be flaunting her beauty for her satisfaction alone. She was covered with bright yellow blooms visible in that flat arid country from miles away. Such arrogance. Such allure. I was in love. Only the fact that I lived in the Northeast instead of a warm climate saved me from acquiring an acacia straight away.

Above: Acacia leprosa var. graveolens, known as a varnish wattle, has pale powder-puff flowers. Photograph by DavidFrancis34 via Flickr.

Despite their faults, acacias can be remarkably easy to grow. They can thrive in almost any type of soil, are drought tolerant once established, and require very little ongoing maintenance. Hundreds of varieties of both deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, and ground covers ensure that you should be able to find one that will work in any mild-weather landscape.

Above: Native to Australia and Tasmania, Acacia verticillata is a low-growing shrub that blooms in springtime in its native regions. Photograph by DavidFrancis34 via Flickr.

Cheat Sheet

  • As relatives of the pea family, acacias can fix nitrogen in the soil, which enhances fertility and stability.
  • Acacias are fast growers and lend themselves well to being trained as living fences and hedges, and low-growing varieties are useful as ground covers to prevent erosion.
  • If your variety has thorns, be sure to locate it safely away from high-traffic areas.
  • Acacias work well in xeriscapes and Mediterranean-style gardens.

Above: Acacia paradoxa. Photograph by DavidFrancis34 via Flickr.

Keep It Alive

  • Water an acacia once a week until your plant gets established, then only in hot weather, every three to four weeks.
  • When you water, deeply soak the entire area under the canopy to avoid encouraging shallow roots.
  • Acacias need full sun and most are hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11.
  • Provide good drainage.
  • Prune lightly to remove damaged or dead branches.

Above: Photograph by Chelsea Fuss.

One thing to keep in mind when choosing an acacia is that confusion currently reigns over how these plants are classified. Part of the pea or legume family (Fabaceae), acacias were once officially part of a huge genus of similar plants that were native to tropical and subtropical regions. They frequently came from either Australia or Africa, although some also came from South America and Europe. In 2011 some acacias, mainly the Australian natives, were separated and allowed to keep the official Acacia genus classification. Their relatives from Africa and other places were placed in different genera. That has created some odd situations. For example, the plant known as sweet acacia, which is a small tree native to south Florida, now has the botanical name of Vachellia farnesiana.

Check out the journey of my Pearl Acacia as it grows into one of the loveliest small trees we know. Beautiful showy yellow flowers in spring and soft grey leaves year round make it a must-have patio tree.

In 2013 I made a separate area in my garage but I wanted to create privacy from my home’s kitchen without building a wall or going crazy. I knew a smaller tree would be perfect but I was too impatient to wait 5 years for one to grow and too broke to cough up the money for a large specimen. I had used Acacias on jobs in the past and decided that a Pearl Acacia (aka Acacia podalyriifolia) might do just the trick. Luckily San Marcos Nursery happened to have a few 15 gal. available and I put the tree in right away.

After one year this is what it looked like…stunning! We even had a major set-back when it was first planted because a drip-line broke right by the newly planted tree and the area became flooded. One thing this tree does not like is too much water. I thought it was a gonner but I was convinced to pull it out of the ground and hospice it in a 24″ box until it dried out. Three months later it had recovered as if nothing had ever happened. Phew!

Two years later, this was the view from my kitchen. Not only was my garage hidden, so was the neighbor’s.

Three years out you couldn’t even see the garage from the upstair’s balcony.

And now, only four years later, here is the view from the garage. Doesn’t it look like that tree has been there for 20 years?

Pearl Acacias bloom from late January through mid March in Southern California. The flowers are like little yellow pom poms and look great in vases (because believe me, you will have a lot of them). When they aren’t blooming, they have a beautiful grey/green leaf that has a slightly fuzzy quality to it.

Pearl Acacia Pros: Fast growing, drought tolerant, gorgeous.

Pearl Acacia Cons: Very, very messy!!! After the flowers are done, the dried husks fall every where. This wouldn’t be so bad if then they weren’t followed by endless seed pods. Luckily the squirrels LOVE this and we are entertained for a good two months of squirrels flying around the tree going crazy with the seeds. Our three dogs don’t find it quite as amusing but I’m always looking for a silver lining.

So would I have planted a Pearl Acacia if I’d realized how messy it was going to be…yes! As my mother always told me when I was a teenager, “Sometimes it hurts to be beautiful.”


Acacia, (genus Acacia), genus of about 160 species of trees and shrubs in the pea family (Fabaceae). Acacias are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world, particularly Australia (where they are called wattles) and Africa, where they are well-known landmarks on the veld and savanna.

acacia treeAcacia tree (Acacia species) on a savanna in Zimbabwe. © EcoView/Fotolia

Acacias’ distinctive leaves take the form of small finely divided leaflets that give the leafstalk a feathery or fernlike (i.e., pinnate) appearance. In many Australian and Pacific species, the leaflets are suppressed or absent altogether, and the leafstalks (petioles) are flattened and perform the physiological functions of leaves. The leafstalks may be vertically arranged and bear thorns or sharp curved prickles at their base. Acacias are also distinguished by their small, often fragrant flowers, which are arranged in compact globular or cylindrical clusters. The flowers are usually yellow but occasionally white and have many stamens apiece, giving each one a fuzzy appearance. The fruits are legumes and are highly variable in appearance, depending on the species. Acacias are often confused with members of the closely related genus Mimosa.

Several acacia species are important economically. Gum acacia (Acacia senegal), native to the Sudan region in Africa, yields true gum arabic, a substance used in adhesives, pharmaceuticals, inks, confections, and other products. The bark of most acacias is rich in tannin, which is used in tanning and in dyes, inks, pharmaceuticals, and other products. Several Australian acacias are valuable sources of tannin, among them the golden wattle (A. pycnantha), the green wattle (A. decurrens), and the silver wattle (A. dealbata). A few species produce valuable timber, among them the Australian blackwood (A. melanoxylon); the yarran (A. omalophylla), also of Australia; and A. koa of Hawaii. Many of the Australian acacia species have been widely introduced elsewhere as cultivated small trees valued for their spectacular floral displays.

silver wattleSilver wattle (Acacia dealbata).Alberto Salguero Quiles

Once the second largest genus in the pea family with over 1,000 species, Acacia has undergone a number of major taxonomic revisions to better reflect its phylogeny (evolutionary history); many former species are now placed in the genera Vachellia and Senegalia. The babul tree (Vachellia nilotica, formerly A. arabica), of tropical Africa and across Asia, yields both an inferior type of gum arabic and a tannin that is extensively used in India. Sweet acacia (V. farnesiana, formerly A. farnesiana) is native to the southwestern United States.

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Robinia pseudoacacia

Toxic Plants

Numerous toxic plants have been associated with ocular changes in the horse. Many of these cause neurologic signs leading to central blindness. Black locust trees (Robinia pseudoacacia) are common in the eastern states, and ingestion of the plant may cause gastrointestinal ileus, weakness, ataxia, and blindness. The clinical signs, including blindness, resolve with treatment. Plants containing thiaminases—such as horsetail (Equisetum arvense), kochia weed (Kochia scoparia), and bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)—can produce cortical blindness as seen with thiamine deficiency. Bracken fern is also associated with retinal degeneration caused by stenosis of the optic vessels and progressive retinal atrophy in sheep, although this has not been reported in horses. The toxic principle involved in the retinal degeneration is ptaquiloside, which also causes myeloid aplasia and bladder tumors in cattle, as well as gastrointestinal tumors in humans.254,255 Locoweed (Astragalus spp.) can produce severe CNS signs in horses and is associated with poor vision.

Numerous other plants can cause cortical blindness by inducing severe hepatic failure. The most common plants associated with this are those containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids, including Crotalaria spp., Amsinckia spp., and Senecio spp. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids cause characteristic changes in the liver, such as megalocytosis, periportal fibrosis, and biliary hyperplasia, which are easily detected on biopsy specimens. The poisoning is usually chronic in nature, although signs of hepatic failure may develop immediately. Icterus of the sclera and mucous membranes often develops as a result of hyperbilirubinemia. Horses with hepatoencephalopathy show signs of depression, ataxia, aimless wandering, circling, head pressing, and blindness. Photophobia may also be present in horses that have secondary photosensitization if they lack pigment in the skin around the eyes or in the third eyelid. Once horses show signs of hepatic failure and encephalopathy, the prognosis is poor. Serum g-glutamyl transferase activity can be used as an early screening test for subclinical hepatic disease in horses grazing pastures with pyrrolizidine alkaloid–containing plants.256 Other toxic plants associated with hepatic failure and cortical blindness in horses include alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum), buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), and cow cockle (Vaccaria pyramidata). St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) causes a primary photosensitization and potential photophobia without elevations in liver enzyme levels. Icteric sclera may also be noted in horses with hemolytic anemias and oxidative injury to the red blood cells caused by ingestion of red maple (Acer rubrum) leaves or wild onions (Allium spp.).

One of the most common ocular signs of plant toxicity is mydriasis associated with the ingestion of plants containing tropane and other alkaloids. These compounds include atropine, hyoscine (scopolamine), hyoscyamine, and solanine and are found in jimson weed (Datura stramonium), horse nettle (Solanum carolinense), sacred datura (Datura meteloides, blindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), nightshade (Solanum nigrum), black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), buffalo bur (Solanum rostratum), and ground cherry (Physalis spp.). The toxins work on the autonomic nervous system and have clinical signs similar to those seen with administration of atropine, including mydriasis, tachycardia, gastrointestinal ileus, and colic. Other toxic compounds have been associated with mydriasis. Oleander (Nerium oleander) causes mainly cardiovascular and gastrointestinal effects as a result of cardiac glycoside production, but mydriasis and impaired vision may also be seen. Water hemlock (Cicuta spp.) produces cicutoxin, a potent neurotoxin that causes violent convulsions, muscle tremors, and cardiac degeneration, as well as mydriasis. Organophosphate poisoning in horses is rare, but it can cause miotic pupils as it does in other species.

Some plants are not toxic in and of themselves but can produce toxic effects from the molds and fungi associated with them.257 Yellow sweet clover infected with Penicillium or Aspergillus spp. can produce dicumarol that, when ingested, interferes with the vitamin K–dependent coagulation factors (II, VII, IX, X). This can lead to a bleeding diathesis in the animal, with hemorrhage into the anterior chamber. Corn infested with Fusarium spp. that produce the toxin fumonisin B1 can cause blindness, as discussed previously. Although the major toxic effect seen in horses exposed to black walnut trees (Juglans nigra) is a severe acute laminitis, the walnuts, when infected with Penicillium spp., may produce penitrem-A, a toxin that causes convulsions, hyperthermia, tachypnea, frequent urination, and mydriasis in many species.

Finally, some plants that produce burs or sharp projections can induce corneal trauma and ulceration. These include burdock (Arctium spp.), buffalo bur, and cocklebur (Xanthium spp.).

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Acacia Tree Pictures

In the Acacia Tree Photo Gallery you will find many nice photos of acacia trees. The Acacia tree is also known as the Wattle tree.

Below the pictures of acacia trees you will find a lot of wonderful facts on acacia trees.

Includes information about the acacia tree species, this genus consists of over 150 species of related trees, planting information and much more to help you identify the Acacia Tree.

This is valuable and useful information that can help you to learn more about the acacia tree.

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Acacia is a genus of shrubs and trees belonging to the subfamily Mimosoideae of the family Fabaceae (a family of legume, pea, or bean producing trees, shrubs, and plants), first described in Africa by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1773.

Wattle tree is the name used for a Acacia tree in Australia. In Africa and elsewhere the tree is called an Acacia Tree.

Acacia tree is a deciduous tree, losing it’s leaves in the colder season. Trees and scrubs do best in direct full sun. Some Acacia tree types have short life of 20 to 30 years

The leaves of acacias are compound pinnate in general. In some species, however, more especially in the Australian and Pacific islands species, the leaflets are suppressed, and the leaf-stalks (petioles) become vertically flattened, and serve the purpose of leaves. These are known as phyllodes.

The vertical orientation of the phyllodes protects them from intense sunlight, as with their edges towards the sky and earth they do not intercept light so fully as horizontally placed leaves. A few species (such as Acacia glaucoptera) lack leaves or phyllodes altogether, but possess instead cladodes, modified leaf-like photosynthetic stems functioning as leaves.

The small flowers have five very small petals, almost hidden by the long stamens, and are arranged in dense globular or cylindrical clusters; they are yellow or cream-colored in most species, whitish in some, even purple (Acacia purpureapetala) or red (Acacia leprosa Scarlet Blaze).

Acacia tree has long sharp thorns and leaves with a strong flavour that deter animals from eating the leaves. Also the Acacia tree attracts stinging ants who live off it’s flowers nectar.

Acacia tree seeds are often used for food and a variety of other products. The Acacia Tree and shrubs are grouped in the Fabaceae family of plants because the tree’s flower and produce seed pods.

In Burma, Laos and Thailand, the feathery shoots of Acacia pennata are used in soups, curries, omelettes, and stir-fries.

Various species of acacia yield gum. True gum arabic is the product of Acacia senegal, abundant in dry tropical West Africa from Senegal to northern Nigeria. The sap of the Acacia Tree is hardened and used in the food industry to help prolong beverage and food life.

A few species are widely grown as ornamentals in gardens; the most popular perhaps is Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle), with its attractive glaucous to silvery leaves and bright yellow flowers; it is erroneously known as “mimosa” in some areas where it is cultivated, through confusion with the related genus Mimosa.

Some Acacia species are valuable as timber, such as Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) from Australia, which attains a great size; its wood is used for furniture, and takes a high polish; and Acacia omalophylla (Myall Wood, also Australian), which yields a fragrant timber used for ornaments.

Acacias contain a number of organic compounds that defend them from pests and grazing animals. Many of these compounds are psychoactive in humans. The alkaloids found in Acacias include dimethyltryptamine (DMT), 5-methoxy-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) and N-methyltryptamine (NMT).

The plant leaves, stems and/or roots are sometimes made into a brew together with some MAOI-containing plant and consumed orally for healing, ceremonial or religious uses.

Types of Acacia Trees, Different Acacia Tree Species

  • Acacia Koa Tree
  • Blue Leaf Wattle Tree
  • Box Leaf Wattle Tree
  • Coast Wattle Tree
  • Espinillo Acacia Tree
  • Flax Leaf Wattle Tree
  • Green Wattle Tree
  • Hedgehog Wattle Tree
  • Hickory Wattle Tree
  • Juniper Wattle Tree
  • Kangaroo Thorn Acacia Tree
  • Karoo Thorn Acacia Tree
  • Late Flowering Black Wattle Tree
  • Lightwood Acacia Tree
  • Myrtle Wattle Tree
  • Nyanga Flat-Top Acacia Tree
  • Ovens Wattle Tree
  • Prickly Moses Acacia Tree
  • Prostrate Acacia Tree
  • Red Leaf Wattle Tree
  • Scented Pod Acacia Tree
  • Silver Wattle Tree
  • Snowy River Wattle Tree
  • Spreading Wattle Tree
  • Spike Wattle Tree
  • Stiff Leaf Wattle Tree
  • Sweet Wattle Tree
  • True Mulga Acacia Tree
  • Two Veined Hickory Acacia Tree
  • Umbrella Thorned Acacia Tree
  • Weeping Myall Acacia Tree

Acacia Tree Trivia

Acacia tree ants act as bodyguards protecting the acacia tree from harmful insects, animals and humans.

Movies situated in African always film images of the acacia trees as they are an iconic tree symbol of Africa.

The Acacia tree is an important signpost in the desert as historically footpaths follow dry stream beds and the large acacia trees.

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