• Pea-shaped
  • Arranged in compact cylindrical clusters
  • Yellow in color, though some species produce white blooms
  • Fuzzy with multiple stamens per flower
  • Positioned on the edge of airy branches

Few exotic trees are as widely cultivated and versatile as the Acacia tree. While its unique shape and blossoms are eye-catching, the Acacia’s appearance reveals just a hint of its functions. Recognizing the many aspects of your life that are impacted by the Acacia will help you truly appreciate all the tree has to offer.

Most Acacia trees have short lifespans of 15 to 30 years. Consequently, they tend to grow quickly and can reach heights in excess of 40 feet. In addition to the stunning yellow and white blooms, the Acacia produces a dry seedpod as its fruit. Each pod is about three inches long and contains five to six brownish black seeds. The combination of its feathery leaves, globular flowers and dry seedpods creates a dramatic appearance during the tree’s peak growing years.