Catclaw Acacia

Senegalia greggii

Thorny deciduous shrub or tree with an open and airy form; fragrant flowers. Elevations below 4500′

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Northern Chihuahuan, Sonoran, and southern Mojave deserts. It occurs in southern and western Texas, southern New Mexico, southern and central Arizona, southern Nevada, extreme southwestern Utah, southeastern California, and northern Mexico.
Size: 5′ – 20′
Sun: Full
Watering: Little to no irrigation once established
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Tolerant
Pruning: Only to train as a multiple trunk small tree
Disease and Pests: None
Uses: Nesting for birds, Nectar plant for native bees as well as ants, wasps, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds and bats. Host plant for Mexican Yellow, Mimosa Yellow, Reakirt’s Blue, Marine Blue, several species of moth
Notes: Nice accent plant when in flower. Has sharp, curved, hooked thorns. Legume.

Other common names include Devilsclaw, Gregg Acacia, Long-flower Acacia, Long-flower Catclaw, Texas Catclaw, Wait-a-Minute Bush, Texas mimosa, tearblanket

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