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Vachellia bravoensis (Huisachillo)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Vachellia bravoensis

Vachellia bravoensis (Isely) Seigler & Ebinger

Huisachillo, Dwarf Huisache, Bravo Acacia, Schaffner's Acacia, Schaffner's Wattle, Twisted Acacia

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Acacia schaffneri var. bravoensis

USDA Symbol: VABR4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Root Type: Tap
Flower: Flowers in 1/2 inch globes
Fruit: Brown 2.5-3 in.
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Caliche type


Use Ornamental: Aromatic, Attractive, Blooms ornamental
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds


Bibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Vachellia bravoensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vachellia bravoensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vachellia bravoensis


Record Modified: 2015-11-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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