Prairie Acacia

Acaciella angustissima

Acaciella angustissima, commonly known as Whiteball Acacia, is a beautiful and easy-to-grow plant that provides a valuable source of nectar for pollinators. Here are some details about this plant that will help you create a thriving low desert pollinator garden.

Acaciella angustissima is a great addition to any low desert pollinator garden. With its attractive blooms and ability to attract pollinators, it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Additionally, its drought-tolerance and ability to tolerate various soil types make it an easy plant to care for.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Western United States, Mexico
Family: Fabaceae
Size: 3′ tall and wide
Sun: Full to part shade
Watering: Low to moderate water needs, drought-tolerant once established
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well-draining soils, tolerates sandy and rocky soils
Temperature: Tolerates both frost and high temperatures. Hardy to 10 F.
Disease and Pests: May be susceptible to root rot in poorly drained soils
Uses: Larval Host for several sulfurs, skippers, and blues and the Raspa Silkmoth. Attracts a variety of pollinators such as Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Provides food and shelter for birds and small mammals
Notes: No spines, colonizes by woody rhizomes. Butterfly powerhouse. Dies to the ground after first frost, but grows back in spring. May grow to 6′ tall in some conditions.


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