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Acacia willardiana (Palo Blanco)

Acacia willardiana
Willard's Acacia

A sub-tropical native of Sonora, Mexico, this plant is called "white stick" in Spanish. The creamy white exfoliating bark is its most distinctive feature. Its airy form is ideal for underplanting of perennials, agaves and aloes. Weeping branches display delicate long ferny leaves. Creamy white catkin flowers in the spring are followed by brown papery pods. Palo Blanco is quite frost tender and in marginal areas will require a sheltered site with reflected heat. It thrives in full sun and prefers good drainage.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Winter
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 20' (ft)
Spread 15' (ft)
Spacing 10' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fragrant
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Specimen, Walls and Fences
Tolerance Drought, Heat
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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