Chilean Acacia Tree
A lovely though thorny acacia from Central Chile. The Chilean Acacia is commonly found growing amongst the Chilean Wine Palm and is a favorite nectar source for bees and beloved by honey makers for its prolific blooms and delicious honey. Stabilizes eroding soils and makes a great nitrogen fixing companion shrub in the toughest of places. Cold hardy to brief dips into the 20’s.
Latin Name: Vachellia caven
Site and Soil: Full sun in a variety of soils
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 10F
Size at Maturity: 10-20’H x 15’W
Bloom Time: January-April
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 9
Sunset Western Zone: Not listed
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed