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Blackbrush Acacia, Chaparro Prieto
Scientific Name: Acacia rigidula Benth.
Synonym: Acacia amentacea
Family: Fabaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-13
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20F (-7C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Chihuahuan desert: Texas, Mexico (Coahuila, Chihuahua, Tamaulipas)

Growth Habits: Slow growing, deciduous shrub to small tree, 3 to 15 feet tall (0.9-4.5 m), 3 to 12 feet tall (0.9-3.6 m); light gray bark, stiff thorns; dark green leaves

Watering Needs: Little water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, that needs pretreatment

Blooming Habits:
The Blackbrush Acacia has abundant fragrant, cream to light yellow spikes in the spring with the leaves.

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