SelecTree: Tree Detail

BLUE BUSH ACACIA
Acacia covenyi

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Photo Locations: San Marcos Growers - Santa Barbara, CA and UC Davis Arboretum - Davis, CA

General Notes

A rare shrub or small tree, even in its native environment. Produces small silvery blue green leaves and bright yellow flower clusters. Can withstand hard frosts, tolerating temperatures below 15 degrees F.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Southern New South Whales Australia.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names

Blue Bush ACACIA, Bluebush Acacia

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 12 - 20 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Oblong, Silver, Blue to Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Pod, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.

Bark Dark Brown to Black, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 13 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Weak.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia covenyi Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jan 22, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acacia-covenyi >

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