SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: UC Davis Arboretum - Davis, CA
Grows best in light, well-drained, fertile soil, but tolerates clay sloped areas.
This plant is classified as invasive by the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC). Its rating is moderate.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Southeastern Australia.
Acacia decurrens var. dealbata
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 50 feet.
Width: 40 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Bipinnately Compound, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Legume, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter, Spring or Summer.
Bark Dark Gray, Light Gray or Light Green, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry and Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer and Thrip, Fire Blight, Leaf Blight, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Not Deer Palatable.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia dealbata Tree Record." 1995-2020. Sep 29, 2020.
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