WRIGHT'S CATCLAW Uņa de Gato
Acacia wrightii - Mimosaceae, Mimosa Family
Small tree to shrub, armed with
recurved catclaw-like prickles on twigs.
Height: 6 20 feet, can exceed 30
Flowers: Creamy-white in
elongated spikes; after rainfall.
Fruit: Slightly contorted, flat,
Foliage: Pallid-green leaflets.
Bark: Thin, gray-brown when
young; ridged later.
Growth rate: Moderate to fair.
Sun: Partial shade to full sun.
Drainage: Good to moderate.
Water.- Very drought tolerant,
little supplemental water needed once established.
Maintenance: Requires pruning of
Cover, nest sites; attractive to
Superb honey source; wood used for
fuel and posts. Feathery foliage provides filtered shade; attractive combination
of twisted flat pods and fragrant flowers make this specimen a good accent plant
for a small area; vicious catclaw thorns become very effective in a security