SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA and Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Won't tolerate summer watering. Good patio tree.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Northeastern Australia.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 10 - 20 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Round, Silver Gray, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Pod, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter, Spring or Summer.
Bark Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate 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 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 Beetle Borers, Root Rot and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia podalyriifolia Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jan 22, 2019.
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SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
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