Plant of the Week: Acacia Constricta
Whitethorn Acacia Acacia constricta Zone 8-10
This tree will add a unique look to any yard! Bright yellow, fragrant globe blooms brighten up this tree in early spring; and again in summer. Rows of petit leaves that resemble a locust tree will appear after the first bloom. Plant in full sun.
A slow grower that can reach up to 8-15 feet and wide. Drought tolerant once established. Attracts birds and butterflies. Just make sure to watch out for the several-inch-long white spikes! This tree can freeze during harsh winters in Santa Fe.