SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: San Marcos Growers - Santa Barbara, CA
Utility friendly tree.
A small graceful tree or shrub with narrow bright green leaves and drooping branches. Will work well in either a formal or mixed garden. Pruning is not required to keep this tree looking good.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to South Eastern Australia.
Acacia subporosa var. linearis
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Linear, Gray Green or Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Bark Dark Brown, Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 13 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia cognata Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 19, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acacia-cognata >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI