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FROST ACACIA
Acacia pruinosa

Acacia pruinosa

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General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Australia.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names

FROST ACACIA, FROSTY WATTLE

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Medium to Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Pod, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 13 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia pruinosa Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 21, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acacia-pruinosa >

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