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Acacia salicina (Willow Acacia)

Acacia salicina
Willow Acacia, Australian Willow, Cooba, Native Willow, Willow Wattle, Broughton Willow, Sally Wattle, Black Sallee, Black Wattle

This fast-growing, thornless tree is native to Australia. The upright growth and pendulous branches create a weeping silhouette. Long, narrow gray-green foliage enhances this effect. This tree requires well-drained soils and deep, but widely spaced irrigation to prevent wind-throw. Pale creamy white flowers in the spring are followed by woody bean-like pods. Plant in full sun and reflected heat locations.

Plant Type Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Spring
Growth Rate Fast
Height 20'-50' (ft)
Spread 16'-20' (ft)
Spacing 15' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens, Specimen
Tolerance Heat
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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