You should remove the stakes from a Sweet Acacia within one year after transplanting. Use one stake 2 to 4 inches from the center of the planting hole for bare-root plants, or two parallel stakes 1 foot from the edge of the planting hole for container plants or balled and burlapped plants.
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Melody Lee worked as a newspaper reporter, copywriter and editor for 5 years. In addition, she has edited magazine articles and books. Lee holds a degree in landscape design and is a Florida master gardener. She has more than 25 years of gardening experience, which includes working at nurseries and greenhouses.