Sweet Acacia | Drought Tolerant Trees

The Sweet Acacia (Acacia farnesiana) is ideal for patio or side applications where larger trees won’t fit, the Sweet Acacia performs very well in a variety of environments due to its smaller size. This tree is easily recognized by its “sweet” smelling golden colored blooms which appear in Spring, but stay with the tree much longer than most other blooms.

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Water Needs

Moist to dry soil; well drained


Full sun to partial shade


15-25 feet

Canopy Width

15-25 feet

Growth Rate

24-36 inches per season


Spring or Winter
Showy, fragrant, orange or yellow


Winter or Summer
Large brown pod

Pest & Disease

Susceptible to Caterpillars, Root Rot

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To learn more about creating a water wise landscape, check out our complete list of the best drought tolerant and drought resistant trees for North County San Diego. You can also contact our Certified Arborist to ask a question!

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