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Acacia farnesiana

Family: Leguminosae

Common names: MIMOSA, MIMOSA BUSH, SWEET ACACIA, SWEET WATTLE, WATTLE

Native to: North America

Sentiment: acacia means secret love; mimosa means sensitivity

Plant

Type: shrub

Form: erect

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 29.5 feet

Max width: 23 feet

Flower

yellow

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: bird, hummingbird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: nectar, seeds

Plant features: deciduous, growth rate fast

Exposure: sun

Fast growing

Propagates by: seed

flowers in winter

Soil types: sandy, well drained

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: +20 to +40 °F

Water: drought tolerant