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LEATHER-LEAF ACACIA
Acacia craspedocarpa

Acacia craspedocarpa Acacia craspedocarpa Acacia craspedocarpa Acacia craspedocarpa Acacia craspedocarpa Acacia craspedocarpa Acacia craspedocarpa Acacia craspedocarpa Acacia craspedocarpa

Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Native to Western Australia.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names

LEATHER-LEAF, BROAD LEAVED MULGA, DESERT ACACIA

Tree Characteristics

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 12 - 15 feet.

Width: 12 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Round, Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Brown Pod, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Winter, Spring or Summer Wildlife use it.

Bark Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 12 - 24.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly 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.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

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

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