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Acacia Farnesiana (Sweet Acacia) is a small tree (or shrub) 15 to 25 feet (7.62 m) tall. Upright branches make up its irregular open crown. It also has long sharp thorns on its rich brownish gray bark. Furthermore, the leaves are bluish-green, bipinnate, and alternate. The leaves have single blades 2 inches (5.08 cm) long. Sweet Acacia has a feathery appearance because of its leaves. The flowers are small and yellow. The puff-like flowers are borne as showy clusters.
Furthermore, the hard fruits are dry and elongated pods. The pods are green and turn brown when ripe. The fruits measure 3 to 6 inches (15.24 cm) long, and contains several seeds. Importantly, you Propagate it by seeds or cuttings. In traditional medicine, Acacia has various uses. For instance, forage and flavoring from leaves, tannin comes from the bark. Also, oil comes from the flowers (serves as a fragrance). This tree thrives in fields and on wasteland. Acacia is hardy and grown in well-drained soil. However, Acacia will lose its leaves if a drought occurs. Importantly, it has no major pest or disease problems. Sweet Acacia is an excellent barrier tree or use Acacia as a specimen tree, along the seaside.