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Wednesday - July 13, 2011

From: New Orleans, LA
Region: Southeast
Topic: Trees
Title: Acacia tree that will grow in Louisiana
Answered by: Nan Hampton


Please tell me if there are any Acacia Trees that will grow in direct sun in Louisiana. I really want to plant some from seeds but don't which to get for zone 8. Thank you Mr Smarty Plants


Acacia farnesiana (Huisache) should grow quite happily in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in the sun.  Here is the USDA Plants Database distribution map for LouisianaAcacia angustissima (Prairie acacia) also occurs in Louisiana and grows in both part shade and sun.  The distribution map for Louisiana, however, doesn't show it occurring in the New Orleans area.  It might work, too, but you probably would be wise to stick to the huisache acacia.


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Acacia farnesiana

Acacia farnesiana

Acacia farnesiana

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