General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 12 feet or more, depending on growing conditions.
Plant Spread: 1 to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: 2 to 3 inch long, papery green pods, maturing to brown. Each pod contains 8 to 12 round seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Erosion control
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Scratch or gently nick the hard coat on the round end of the seed before sowing.
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow, covering lightly with a layer of soil.

Common names
  • Timbre
  • Prairie Wattle
  • Whiteball Acacia
  • Chisos Prairie Acacia
  • Fern Acacia

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Date: 2002-08-07
Steven J. Baskauf

Date: 2002-08-07
Steven J. Baskauf

Date: 2002-08-07
Steven J. Baskauf

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials

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