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| Gregg Acacia, Catclaw Acacia, Devil's Claw, Texas Catclaw, Gregg Catclaw, Una de Gato, Catclaw|
Catclaw acacia earns its name from the wickedly recurved thorns present at the nodes. It flowers in spring and sporadically throughout the season. Catclaw acacia is found on shallow caliche soil to deep sand that is almost always alkaline, although it is tolerant of most any well drained soil. It can handle extreme heat and drought.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Flower Color: creamy white to creamy yellow, conical bottlebrush spikes
Blooming Period: spring summer fall
Fruit Characteristics: twisted flattened pods, red-brown
Height: to 30 ft.
Width: to 30 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: very high
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: adaptable