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USDA Hardiness Zone Range:
8 to 11
Southern Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas and northern to central Mexico
The Whitethorn Acacia was aptly named for the large white thorns that protrude in pairs from the leaf nodes. Often used as a low-maintenance barrier or buffer plant, this Arizona native will tend to become a thicket of thorny branches if left alone. With some training and pruning, the Whitethorn Acacia will become a small, multi trunked tree. Little to no supplemental water is necessary once established. Fragrant, yellow flower balls attract butterflies and birds in spring and intermittently through fall. Avoid planting near walkways.