Acacia Choriophylla – Cinnecord

Cinnecord

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Description

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The Acacia Cinnecord is a medium-sized tree, typically 15 to 20 feet tall, but can reach a height of 30 feet. In Florida, Cinnecord is found in dry sites, hammocks, and on upland edges of swamps and mangroves. In addition, it will produce multiple trunks and shrub forms. Also, the trunk has no spines and its bark is brown with whitish cracks in the outer layer. Furthermore, it has an open irregular crown with erect branches and casts a light shade. Moreover, the leaves are bipinnate, alternate with small stipules at the petiole base, and 4 to 8 inches long. While the leaflets are dark green, up to 3/4 inch long, oblong, obtuse with an entire margin.

Moreover, the flowers are borne in tight axillary or terminal globose heads about 3/8 inch across. Each small showy yellow flower accompanied by a bract. Meanwhile, the fruit is a pod, turning brown when mature, 3 by .5 to 1 inches, containing seeds surrounded by a white fleshy pulp. Its forms of propagation is through seeds. In cultivation, it is a hardy tree, and can grow on a range of well-drained soils. It provides habitat for wildlife and attracts butterflies and birds.

In conclusion, as a garden plant, is an attractive choice because of its dark green leaves, yellow puff-like flowers, and lack of spines; it can serve as an accent or specimen tree and is ideal for a native plant garden. Cinnecord is an endangered plant in Florida.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 in
Common Name

CINNECORD, TAMARINDILLO

Florida Native

Yes, FL Native

Origin

Florida Keys, Bahamas And West Indies

Flowering Season

Summer

Salt Tolerance

Moderate Salt Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

High Drought Tolerance

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Flower Color

Yellow

Shape

Vase

Plant Type

Deciduous

Gallons

25 gal., 50 gal., 65 gal., 100 gal., 200 gal., 300 gal.