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Acacia retinodes

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Photo Locations: San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Nurseries may sell it as Acacia floribunda.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Australia.

Family: Fabaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 15 - 20 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 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 Fall, Winter, 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 to Partial Shade.

Wet to Dry Soil.

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.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as 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 retinodes Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jul 21, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acacia-retinodes >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.