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White Thorn, Mescat Acacia
Scientific Name: Acacia constricta Benth. ex A. Gray
Family: Fabaceae
White Thorn, Mescat Acacia (Acacia constricta)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-24
USDA: 8-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-9C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwestern USA (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas), Mexico (Chihuahua and Sonora, down to Oaxaca)

Growth Habits: Shrub or tree to 15 feet tall (4.5 m)

Watering Needs: Little water in Phoenix when established, no water in most other places

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

The species name "constricta" just means "constricted".

Blooming Habits:
Fragrant yellow blossom in summer.

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