SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: San Luis Obispo, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Nurseries may sell it as Acacia floribunda.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Australia.
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.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia retinodes Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jan 22, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acacia-retinodes >