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WEEPING ACACIA
Acacia pendula

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Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Pasedena, CA

General Notes

Good espalier. Leaves may change form as trees age.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Australia.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names

WEEPING ACACIA, WEEPING MYALL

Tree Characteristics

Weeping with a Low Canopy.

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate, Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.

Bark Brown, Rough.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 13 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer and Caterpillars, Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Weak.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Espalier or Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia pendula Tree Record." 1995-2018. Nov 15, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acacia-pendula >

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