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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Acacia occidentalis-Sonoran Tree Catclaw

This moderate sized tree will reach to 40' tall by the same.  It should receive full sun.  Deciduous leaves are gray green and will provide dense shade.  Flowers are typically Acacia-like being ball shaped and creamy colored appearing in Spring.  There are thorns present on this native tree.

It is basically a larger version of Acacia greggii.  It will tolerate reflected heat, drought and even moderate frost.  It is native of Sonora, Mexico.


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