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  Huisache (Sweet Acacia)  
Common Name: Huisache (Sweet Acacia)
Latin Name: Acacia farnesiana
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Drought, poorly drained sites, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, showy or fragrant flower
Features: Fragrant, orange blooms appear before soft blue-green foliage in early spring.
Comments: Tough native tree with sweet-smelling spring flowers.
Problems: Small prickles on branchlets; requires regular pruning to develop a few main trunks.
Firewise: Yes
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