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Twisted Acacia, Huizache Chino
Scientific Name: Acacia schaffneri (S.Watson) F.J.Herm.
Synonym: Pithecellobium schaffneri
Family: Fabaceae
Twisted Acacia, Huizache Chino (Acacia schaffneri)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11,16-24
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-10C)

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

Twisted Acacia, Huizache Chino (Acacia schaffneri)

Blooming Habits:
Fragrant, yellow, ball-shaped flowers, up to 0.4 inches in diameter (10 mm), solitary or in pairs, in spring.

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