SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA and The Living Desert - Palm Desert, CA
Evergreen tree to 30 feet. Good wind screen.
Native to Western Australia.
Additional Common Names
BLUE-LEAF WATTLE, WEEPING WATTLE, ORANGE WATTLE, GOLDEN WREATH
Spreading or Weeping with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 30 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Linear, Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Orange. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Winter or Summer.
Bark Dark Brown, Furrowed or Rough.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 12 - 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.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.
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.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acacia saligna Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jan 22, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acacia-saligna >