Cinnecord, Vachellia choriophylla

Still referred to as an Acacia by many, Cinnecord, Vachellia choriophylla, is a native large shrub to medium tree (25 ft tall) of Key Largo that is best suited to full sun and dry sandy soils. A rare and state endangered tree, it is very suitable for landscape use and does not have the thorns that Sweet Acacia presents. Sweet smelling yellow flowers, occasional pruning for shape and occasional watering during drought conditions will soon make Cinnecord a favorite. The flowers on this pea family specimen are enjoyed by people and pollinators.

vachellia choriophylla

Vachellia choriophylla

Photos by Jenny Evans

Institute for Regional Conservation info for Cinnecord

FNPS info for Cinnecord