How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Acacia—Acacia spp.*
Family Fabaceae (Pea family)

Plant identification

Acacia spp. can be short lived. They vary in size depending on the species. Mostly they are classified as large shrubs or small trees. Most species are evergreen and bloom in January and February. All species have whitish to yellow or orangish flowers.

*Some species are invasive weeds. Other types of plants may be better choices when planting.

Optimum conditions for growth

The climatic zone for Acacia varies by species; most species are native to tropics or temperate zones. They prefer full sun and survive best in well-drained soils with deep, infrequent irrigation (every 7 to 14 days).

Flowering Acacia baileyana
Flowering Acacia baileyana

Leaves and flowers of Acacia longifolia
Leaves and flowers of Acacia longifolia

Pests and disorders of Acacia spp.



Environmental disorders



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