PlantsAcacia→Earleaf Acacia (Acacia auriculiformis)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 25 to 50 feet or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Oblong, flat pods are twisted at maturity and contain flat, black seeds that are attached by orange string-like arils.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Uses: Shade Tree
Useful for timber production
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 11, 2020 9:50 AM

The Earleaf Acacia is a fast growing tree that was introduced to Florida in the early 1930's as an ornamental, for landscape beautification. This tree can be found in coastal communities in central and south Florida. Earleaf Acacia invades hammocks, pineland and scrub habitats where it shades out and displaces native plants. It is listed as a Category I non-native invasive by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. This Acacia should never be planted in Florida and any existing trees with their root systems, as well as any seedlings should be removed from the landscape.

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