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Planted at Mount Vernon



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This unique subtropical plant was used in the West Indies for building enclosures. It is a multi-trunked thorny tree with yellow flowers through the winter.

Latin Name

Vachellia farnesiana


Family

Fabaceae


Also Known As

Needle Bush


Type of Plant

Tropical

Bloom Season

November - March


Seasons

Summer

Specifications

Max Height: 35'
Max Spread: 25'

Uses

  • Hedge

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Harmful to pets

    Colors


    Native Range

    Mexico and Central America


    History

    Washington planted it in his botanic garden in 1785.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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