ACACIA COLLINSII - Bull Horn Acacia Maximize

ACACIA COLLINSII - Bull Horn Acacia

This is an unique, small, tropical tree that produces small, yellow, very sweetly scented fragrant, pom pom type flowers. It produces large interesting bullhorn shaped thorns. This plant can be kept small and even trained as a Bonsai tree.

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This Central American Acacia comes with an interesting story. Its large "bullhorn" shaped thorns are sharp and keep some animals away, but it has other methods of protection in case that doesn't work. In nature, this plant has developed a symbiotic relationship with ants. The ants take shelter inside the thorns and in return protect the plant from browsing animals and bugs that might enjoy eating the plant's leaves. This tree also gets very fragrant, yellow "pom pom" flowers. It is best to plant in sheltered areas away from strong winds. This is also good for bonsai if you are brave enough.

FAMILY : Fabaceae
ORIGIN : Mexico, Costa Rica
MATURE SIZE : 12'
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : low 30's