Vachellia choriophylla

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Cinnecord, Tamarindillo, Thornless Acacia

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Also known as Acacia choriophylla

Plant Specifics

Size:8-12 (35) ft tall.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen. Flowers in spring.
Noted for:Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Specimen tree prized for its dark green foliage.
Considerations:Brittle wood.
Availability:Friends, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:



Provides food and cover for birds and other wildlife.

Native Habitats:Dry sites, Coastal berm, pine rocklands, rockland hammock, upland edges of mangrove swamps and buttonwood hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Listed as Endangered in Florida.