Twisted Acacia, Huizache Chino
Scientific Name: Acacia schaffneri (S.Watson) F.J.Herm.
Synonym: Pithecellobium schaffneri
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Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15°F (-10°C)
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Chuhuahuan desert: USA (Southern Texas), Mexico south to Oaxaca, also reported in South America
Growth Habits: Semi deciduous shrub or small tree, to 15 feet tall (4.5 m), 25 feet spread (7.5 m)
Watering Needs: Moderate
Propagation: Seeds, cuttings
Fragrant, yellow, ball-shaped flowers, up to 0.4 inches in diameter (10 mm), solitary or in pairs, in spring.