In the dry season this tall shrub or small tree produces long racemes of massed clusters of bright golden flowers, which appear on almost every branch, all of which are clad in attractive alternately arranged leaves, consisting of pairs of feathery, deep green ovate leaflets. Later appear the pea-like seed pods. It does best in a hot spot and full sun and well-drained soil.
Water an acacia once a week until your plant gets established, then only in hot weather, every three to four weeks. When you water, deeply soak the entire area under the canopy to avoid encouraging shallow roots. Acacias need full sun and most are hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11.