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Acacia craspedocarpa (Leatherleaf Acacia)

Acacia craspedocarpa
Leatherleaf Acacia, Desert Acacia, Broad Leaved Mulga

This evergreen, thornless shrub from Australia has round, thick, leathery gray-green leaf-like phyllodes. This compact shrub or small tree grows slowly to 10 to 15 feet tall and wide, and is reminiscent of a large boxwood. The bright yellow catkin-like flowers appear spring through summer, followed by large flattened seedpods. It performs best in full sun and reflected heat, and needs good drainage. It is cold hardy to 20 F.

Plant Type Shrub, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Slow
Height 12' - 15' (ft)
Spread 12' - 15' (ft)
Spacing 12' - 15' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Bees, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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