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Gregg Acacia, Catclaw Acacia, Devil's Claw, Texas Catclaw, Gregg Catclaw, Una de Gato, Catclaw
Acacia greggii

Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

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

Exposure: sun

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

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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